Joe Deposit

The Joe Deposit is a silver mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Joe Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 45.2403, -115.31190

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Joe Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Joe Deposit


Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Edwardsburg 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


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE ASSAYED $400 - $500 AG/TON, $50 AU/TON (1912)


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Comment (Location): Also In Sections 14, 23, 24. Located Further Up Beaver Creek, About A Mile Above The Forks.


Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1912 , Thirteenth Annual Report Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For The Year 191

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