Black Mine

The Black Mine is a gold mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,301 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: Black Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,301 Feet (2,530 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.36944, -114.66944

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Black Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Mine
Secondary: Oxarna Gold Mining Co. Property
Secondary: American Dollar Mine
Secondary: Oxarna Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
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

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: M & S Mining Company
Percent: 100.0
Info Year: 1980
Years: 1980 -

Owner Name: American Dollar Mining And Milling Co., Inc.


Production

Not available


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: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): JUST SOUTH OF YELLOW BIRD PROSPECT

Comment (Development): 20 STAMP MILL

Comment (Deposit): 2 PARALLEL VEINS

Comment (Workings): 6 TUNNELS, ALL CAVED


References

Reference (Production): UMPLEBY, J. B., 1913, USGS BULL. 539, P. 86.

Reference (Deposit): UMPLEBY, J. B., 1913, SOME ORE DEPOSITS IN NORTHWESTERN CUSTER COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 539, 104 P.

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): 1913 GEOLMAP UMPLEBY, J. B., BULL. 539

Reference (Deposit): 1949 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 83

Reference (Deposit): EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1907, P. 76-77.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 6-91, 1991, TABLE A-3, NO. 452, P. 212.


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