The Comet Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,099 feet.
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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.
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
Primary: Comet Mine
District: Mineral Hill District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1883
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: PINCHES, SWELLS
Description: Lamprophyre Dike Intruded After Mineralization
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Location): W. SIDE OF SCORPIAN GULCH. 1 MI ABOVE CROESUS.
Comment (Workings): 3 MAIN TUNNELS
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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