Tonto Mine

The Tonto Mine is a gold mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,599 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: Tonto Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.4578, -114.70360

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Tonto Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tonto Mine
Secondary: Tonto Page
Secondary: Buster


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Yankee Fork 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: Challis National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
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: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: SEAMS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): N of Golden Gate

Comment (Workings): 1 Shaft, 1 Tunnel; Free Gold Being Hydraulicked


References

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A.L., 1949, Silver-Gold Deposits Of The Yankee Fork District: Custer County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 83, 37 P

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 6-91, 1991, Table A-3, No. 480, P. 220.

Reference (Production): Anderson, A. L., 1949, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, Pamphlet 83, P. 30.


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