Camas Mine

The Camas Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Camas Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 43.4119, -114.47810

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Camas Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Camas Mine
Secondary: Camas No. 2


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Camas 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: Camas Trust Co.
Years: 1942 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1879
Discovery Year: 1865
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: LENTICULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1.39 OZ. AG/TON AVG IN CAMAS BODY
Analytical Data: 0.33 OZ. AU/TON


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): 2 MI SW OF RUSTLER MINE

Comment (Development): FLOTATION PLANT ADDED IN 1934. SURFACE PLANT DESTROYED BY FIRE; ALL BUT THE MILL WAS SINCE REPLACED.

Comment (Commodity): ABNORMALLY HIGH RADIOACTIVITY FOUND AT SURFACE ALONG ONE SIDE OF VEIN

Comment (Production): $1,250,000 PRODUCED. $45,168 WAS PRODUCED IN 1886. ITEM 2 VALUE $1,536; ITEM 3 VALUE $13,224; ITEM 4 VALUE $270. 1902 - $96,000 IN MILL TAILINGS. 1940 - $78,000 FROM TAILINGS.


References

Reference (Deposit): WEIS, P. L., AND OTHERS, 1958, RECONNAISSANCE FOR RADIOACTIVE MINERALS IN WASHINGTON, IDAHO, AND WESTERN MONTANA, 1952 - 1955: USGS BULL. 1074 - B, P. 7 - 48.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1946, A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE HAILEY GOLD BELT (CAMAS DISTRICT), BLAINE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 76, 26 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1913, FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1912.

Reference (Deposit): 1913 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPT. FOR 1912

Reference (Deposit): 1946 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 76

Reference (Deposit): 1955 RECON D.L. SCHMIDT, BULL. 1074-B

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, R. W., 1946, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 76


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