Hornet Vein

The Hornet Vein is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,900 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: Hornet Vein  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.24528, -115.70806

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Hornet Vein MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hornet Vein


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Warren 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: Payette National Forest


Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


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Owner Name: J. A. Czizek


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

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Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): W. Side Hall'S Gulch

Comment (Deposit): Hornet Vein May Be Arlise Vein, But Interpolation Is Not Safe

Comment (Workings): Several Caved Tunnels

Comment (Development): 1 Patented Claim


Reference (Deposit): Reed, J. C., 1937, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Warren Mining District, Idaho County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 45, 65 P

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