Gray Eagle Mine

The Gray Eagle Mine is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,600 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: Gray Eagle Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.0425, -115.79560

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Gray Eagle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gray Eagle Mine
Secondary: Shepard Lease


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Grimes Pass 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: Boise National Forest


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Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: 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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Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): S. SIDE GRIMES CREEK

Comment (Workings): TUNNELS


Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP ANDERSON, A. L., BULL. 944-

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947, USGS BULL. 944-C, P. 301

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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