Inkom (Silica) Quarry

The Inkom (Silica) Quarry is a silica and quartz mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,000 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Inkom (Silica) Quarry  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bannock

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silica, Quartz

Lat, Long: 42.7853, -112.27190

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Inkom (Silica) Quarry MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Inkom (Silica) Quarry
Secondary: Inkom Quarry


Primary: Silica
Primary: Quartz


State: Idaho
County: Bannock
District: Fort Hall District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Owner Name: State And Private Land

Owner Name: Morrison And Knudsen


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 94% SIO2


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Reference (Deposit): Dotson, J. C., 1957, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open File Report, 2 P.

Reference (Deposit): Hubbard, C. R., 1956, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report.

Reference (Deposit): 1956 Recon Id. Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Open - File Rept.

Reference (Deposit): 1957 Recon Id. Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Open - File Rept.

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