Upper Iron Clad Claims

The Upper Iron Clad Claims is a mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,700 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: Upper Iron Clad Claims  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2,347 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 45.1069, -115.11560

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Upper Iron Clad Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Upper Iron Clad Claims


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley
District: Monumental Creek 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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Monumental Gold Mining Corp.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1898
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Brecciation


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CU VALUES TO 1.44% BUT AVERAGED 0.44%


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF COPPER CREEK LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.

Comment (Development): MILL, TRAMWAY

Comment (Deposit): 2 MINERALIZED ZONES - 1 TRENDS N 30 - 55 DEG W AND OTHER N 10 - 30 DEG E. THE DIPS RANGE FROM 35 - 90 DEG IN VARIOUS DIRECTIONS.

Comment (Geology): BEDDING STRIKES N 5 TO 75 DEG E AND DIPS 45 TO 65 DEG NW


References

Reference (Deposit): CATER, F. W., AND OTHERS, 1973, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE IDAHO PRIMITIVE AREA AND VICINITY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1304, 431 P.

Reference (Deposit): SHENON, P. J., AND ROSS, C. P., 1936, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS NEAR EDWARDSBURG AND THUNDER MOUNTAIN, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 44, 45 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1936 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 44

Reference (Deposit): 1973 RECON F. W. CATER AND OTHERS, BULL. 1304


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