Little Queens Mine

The Little Queens Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,400 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.

Mine Info

Name: Little Queens Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.8572, -115.18420

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Little Queens Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Queens Mine
Secondary: X Y Z 1-3 Claims
Secondary: Good Luck Group


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


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Black Warrior District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest


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Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Little Queens Mines, Inc.(H.M. Greenwold, Mine Supervisor)


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Year: 1951
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Form: LENS


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Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Intense


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

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A 3RD VEIN SAMPLE ASSAYED NO AU, 1.5 OZ AG/TON, 1.9 % PB, 3.1 % ZN
Analytical Data: 2 VEIN SAMPLES HAD 0.07 AND 0.16 OZ AU/TON
Analytical Data: 0.02 OZ AU AND 0.2 OZ AG/TON FROM ALTERED ROCK


Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): Location T7n, R11e, Sec 15 Given By USBM, 1975 Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using Gis Overlay Analysis With Usfs Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Ave. Grade Veins And Dikes Too Low To Be Minable At Present Prices ( 1970 )

Comment (Deposit): 1 Mineralized Quartz Lens Strikes W-N 36 Deg W And Dips 40 Deg N

Comment (Production): Au, Ag Value $10000 ; Item 8 Taken From The South Raise

Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 43-51-25N 115-10-29W (43.85694 -115.17472); UTM N4857300 E646000 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 006N;007N, RNG 011E;011E, Sect 17;15, Sect_fract .

Comment (Commodity): Vein Samples Contained Values That Ranged From 0 To 5.5 Gram Gold Per Metric Ton; Silver 51.4 Gram Per Metric Ton; Lead 1.9 Percent; Zinc 3.1 Percent. One High Grade Pocket Sample Contained 34.3 Grams Gold Per Metric Ton. 150.7 Gram Silver Per Metric Ton. Samples From The South Raise And Stopes Contained From Trace To 5.2 Gram Gold Per Metric Ton And 0.0 To 387.0 Gram Silver Per Metric Ton; 0.2 Percent Lead.

Comment (Location): Located On The W Side Of The Yuba River, About .5 Mi Above Its Junction With The E. Fk. Of The Yuba River


Reference (Deposit): D.M.E.A Docket No. 2732 (1952)

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1975, Activity Of Idaho Mining Properties, 1974, USBM, Boise, Idaho, 61 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1970 Recon T. H. Kiilsgaard And Others, Bulletin 1319 - D

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319 - D, 174 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1975 Compile USBM, Mining Activity List, 1974

Reference (Production): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, USGS Bulletin 1319 - D.

Reference (Deposit): Mineral Property File No. 0160390113

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