Comet Mine

The Comet Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,099 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: Comet Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.4636, -114.34750

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Comet Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Comet Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Mineral Hill District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1883
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCHES, SWELLS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Lamprophyre Dike Intruded After Mineralization


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): W. SIDE OF SCORPIAN GULCH. 1 MI ABOVE CROESUS.

Comment (Workings): 3 MAIN TUNNELS


References

Reference (Deposit): UMPLEBY, J. B., AND OTHERS, 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WOOD RIVER REGION, IDAHO, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE MINNIE MOORE AND NEAR-BY MINES: USGS BULL. 814, P. 1-245.

Reference (Deposit): 1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 90

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND OTHERS, 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS IN THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 90, 73 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP J. B. UMPLEBY AND OTHERS, BULL. 814

Reference (Production): UMPLEBY, J. B., AND OTHERS, 1930, USGS BULL. 814.


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