Bullion Mine

The Bullion Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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: Bullion Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 43.495, -114.40940

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Bullion Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bullion Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Mineral Hill 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Bunker Hill And Sullivan Mining And Concentrating Co.


Production

Year: 1908
Time Period: 1881-1908
Material type: PB
Description: Cp_Grade: ^100 - 180 Oz Ag/Ton, 50 - 70% Pb


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
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: SEAMS, LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): 2 1/2 MI UP BULLION GULCH


References

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

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

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


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