Tiawaka Mine

The Tiawaka Mine is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,784 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: Tiawaka Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 5,784 Feet (1,763 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.5664, -115.47250

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Tiawaka Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tiawaka Mine
Secondary: Loyalty
Secondary: Old Rorie
Secondary: Ti Waka


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


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Dixie 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


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Type: Underground


Owner Name: Loyalty Mines (Carl Klinkscales, H. C. Pownall, R. Keating)


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1895
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

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Type: L
Description: Brecciation, Gouge


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification; Sericitization, Oxidation


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

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

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

Analytical Data

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


Comment (Production): Ore Milled

Comment (Development): Equipment: Gas Engine, Hoist, Skip, Compressor, Crusher, Conveyor Belt, Generator, Hall Mill, Cyanide Tanks.

Comment (Workings): Workings Several Hundred Feet In Length


Reference (Deposit): Capps, S. R., And Roberts, R. J., 1939, The Dixie Placer District, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48, 35 P.

Reference (Production): Capps, S. R., And Roberts, R. J., 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48

Reference (Deposit): Roberts, R. J., 1938, The Petrography And Ore Deposits Of The Dixie District, Idaho: Seattle, Washington, Univ. Of Washington, M. S. Thesis, 61 P.

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