Swastika Claims

The Swastika Claims is a gold and silver mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,299 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: Swastika Claims  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 45.51, -115.45720

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Swastika Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Swastika Claims
Secondary: Majestic
Secondary: Saradoc


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Mica


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


Type: Located Claim


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Vincent Modello


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Kaolinization


Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890's


Reference (Deposit): Livingston, D. C., And Stewart, C. A., 1914, The Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Dixie Mining District, Idaho: Univ. Of Idaho Bulletin No. 2, V. 9, 11 P

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.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 8-91, 1991, P. 37-39.

Reference (Deposit): Majestic Mining Company

Reference (Deposit): 1939 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48

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.

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