The Oro Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,701 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.
Elevation: 9,701 Feet (2,957 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.0097, -115.84030
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Oro Mine MRDS details
Primary: Oro Mine
District: Grimes Pass District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Owner Name: Oro Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENSES, PODS, BUNCHES, STRINGERS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitized, Bleaching
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: QUARTZ ASSAYED 31.12 OZ AU/TON, 7.8 OZ AG/TON.
Analytical Data: SULFIDE BOULDERS ASSAYED 0.08 OZ AU/TON, 39.3 OZ AG/TON
Comment (Location): ON GRIMES CR. 1 MI. BELOW GRIMES PASS.
Comment (Development): 25 TON MILL
Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS, 2 SHAFTS
Comment (Geology): SHEAR ZONE TRENDS N 10 DEG E, DIPS STEEPLY W.
Reference (Deposit): GORDON, F., 1934, THE GEOLOGY OF THE ORO MINE, BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO BS THESIS, 12 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP ANDERSON, A. L., BULL. 944-
Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947, USGS BULL. 944-C.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 944-C, P. 119 - 319.
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