Imperial Group Mine

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

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

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

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.5886, -114.40640

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Imperial Group Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Imperial Group Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Mineral Hill 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: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Hailey Bonanza Mining Co.


Production

Year: 1919
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^48.2 % Pb, .4 % Cu, 4. % Zn, 3. % Fe, .075 Oz/Ton Au, 56.6 Oz/Ton Ag
Year: 1920
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^38.65 % Pb, .3 % Cu, 7.7 % Zn, 3.3 % Fe, .013 Oz/Tonau, 47 Oz/Ton Ag


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: STRINGERS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT TUNNELS FOLLOW OTHER LODES WITH AN AVERAGE STRIKE OF N 25 DEG W AND DIP STEEPLY WEST.


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): 1930 GEOLMAP J. B. UMPLEBY AND OTHERS, BULL. 81

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


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