Bowerman Mine

The Bowerman Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,098 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: Bowerman Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.2456, -115.12390

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Bowerman Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bowerman Mine


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


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Volcano 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.


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Owner Name: Bowerman, A. C.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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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Type: L
Description: E - W Shear Zone Roughly 10 Mi. Long


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Sericite, Epidote, Chlorite, Albite


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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comment (Development): 9 Unpatented Claims


Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad No. 447

Reference (Deposit): Allen, R. M., Jr., 1952, Geology And Mineralization Of The Volcano District, Elmore County, Idaho: Econ. Geology, V. 47, No. 8, P. 815 - 821.

Reference (Deposit): Allen, R. M., Jr., 1940, Geology And Mineralization Of The Volcano District, Elmore County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, M. S. Thesis, 41 P.

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