Robinson Dike Mine

The Robinson Dike Mine is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Robinson Dike Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

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

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.5239, -115.47170

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Robinson Dike Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Robinson Dike Mine
Secondary: Gold Hill Group
Secondary: Dixie Dike
Secondary: Robinson Mine
Secondary: Earl Day
Secondary: Robinson Dyke


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver


Location

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


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: CANYON RESOURCES CORP (ATNA RESOURCES)
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: 14142 Denver West Parkway Suite 250 Golden CO 80401
Info Year: 1990
Years: 1990 -

Owner Name: Cletus And Dave Kaufman

Owner Name: Bunker Hill And Sullivan Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Milling Method: Heap Leach-Agglomerate-Carbon Column-Merrill-Crowe
Year First Production: 1935
Discovery Year: 1904
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Name: Robinson Dike
Form: LENTICULAR, PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: L
Structure: Brecciation
Description: Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Oxidation

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Brecciation

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Silicification

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Sericitization
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Silicification, Brecciation, Oxidation, Fe - Stains


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

Analytical Data: OXIDIZED ORE ASSAYED $2 - $5 AU/TON, 1 HAND SAMPLE UNOXIDIZED ORE ASSAYED $7 AU/TON
Analytical Data: $2.40 AU/TON (1936)


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): On Divide Between Comstock Creek And Long Tom Creek, 4 miles south of Dixie

Comment (Production): In 1935, 35 - 40 Tons Ore/Day Treated; Item 1 From Opencut

Comment (Development): 10 Claims; 50 - Ton Mill; Diamond Drilling


References

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 8-91, 1991, P. 31-34

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

Reference (Deposit): 1937 Direxpl Bunker Hill & Sullivan Co., Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48

Reference (Deposit): Jones, R. W., 1957, Robinson: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Rept.

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

Reference (Deposit): Montgomery, James M., Consulting Eng., Inc. Initial Reclamation Plan, Robinson-Dike Mining Project. Prepared For Nevex Gold Co. Inc., Sept. 1986, 61 Pp.

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


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