Star Group Mine

The Star Group Mine is a lead mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,999 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: Star Group Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 44.1758, -114.58140

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Star Group Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Star Group Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Unorganized District; Slate Creek Area


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: Challis National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Idaho Batholith


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Brecciation, Weathering - Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Jamesonite
Ore: Libethenite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED WITHIN THE SILVER RULE CREEK DRAINAGE LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.

Comment (Workings): ALL BUT ONE OF THE FOUR PORTALS IS CAVED IN.

Comment (Geology): FAULTS STRIKE N - NE, DIP 25 DEG NW, AND FOLLOW BEDDING


References

Reference (Deposit): KERN, RICHARD R., 1972, GEOLOGY AND ECONOMIC DEPOSITS OF SLATE CREEK AREA, CUSTER CO., IDAHO: POCATELLO, IDAHO, IDAHO STATE UNIV. MS THESIS P. 57 - 62

Reference (Production): KERN, R.R., 1972, IDAHO STATE MASTER'S THESIS.


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