Hinkson - Bishop Mine

The Hinkson - Bishop Mine is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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: Hinkson - Bishop Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.4006, -115.84690

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Hinkson - Bishop Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hinkson - Bishop Mine
Secondary: Leadville


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Burgdorf District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


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Owner Name: H. R. Hinkson, A. C. Bishop


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

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


Comment (Production): Item 9 75 Lb Concentrate Per Ton Of Ore

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: 70% Recovery By Amalgamation


Reference (Deposit): Lorain, S. H., 1938, Gold Mining And Milling In Idaho County, Idaho: USBM Inf. Circ. 7039, 90 P

Reference (Production): Lorain, S. H., 1938, USBM Inf. Circ. 7039, 90 P.

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