Center Star Mine

The Center Star Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,199 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.

Mine Info

Name: Center Star Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 45.8078, -115.55860

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Center Star Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Center Star Mine


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


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Tenmile 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: Nez Perce National Forest


Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Raymond F. Robinson, Inc
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: Idah
Years: Idah -

Owner Name: Center Star Gold Mines, Inc.

Owner Name: C. Tiedeman


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1907
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: L
Description: Brecciation


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Leaching

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Oxidation

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Silicification
Alteration Text: Silicification; Oxidation; Leaching


Name: Gneiss
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gneiss
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 3 PICKED SAMPLES ASSAYED 28.04 TO 55.82 OZ AU/TON AND 20.0 TO 56.1 OZ AG/TON. ORE AVG. $120/TON AU


Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Development): 35 Unpatented Claims. 7 Diamond Drill Holes Totaled 4000 Ft. 1 Patented Placer Claim. A Mine Plant.

Comment (Deposit): 130 Ft Mineralized Vein Averaged 2.5 Ft Wide.

Comment (Production): Only Production From 5 - Ton Test Run (Item 1)

Comment (Location): About A Mi S Of And 1000 Ft Above The S Fk Of The Clearwater River Halfway Between Golden And Elk City


Reference (Deposit): Shenon, P. J., And Reed, J. C., 1934, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Elk City, Orogrande, Buffalo Hump, And Tenmile Districts, Idaho County, Idaho: USGS Circ. 9, 89 P.

Reference (Deposit): Spokane Chronicle, June 4, 1974; July 5, 1974; April 22, 1971.

Reference (Deposit): Western Mining News, July 5, 1974. Also Western Min. News, 1974-75 Directory Of Mines In Idaho (Coeur D'Alenes) And Washington, P. 29.

Reference (Deposit): Emigh, G. D., 1933, A Mineralogical And Metallurgical Investigation Of Ore From The Center Star Mine, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho M.S. Thesis, 29 P.

Reference (Production): Shenon, P. J., And Reed, J. C., 1934, USGS Circ. 9

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