Luella Mine

The Luella Mine is a mica mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Luella Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mica

Lat, Long: 46.8781, -116.60220

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Luella Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Luella Mine
Secondary: Campbell Lease


Commodity

Primary: Mica
Tertiary: Beryllium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Avon Mica District


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: E. A. Campbell (Western Mica Co.)


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1910
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: Palouse Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PIPELIKE

Form: PIPELIKE

Form: PIPELIKE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Steeply Dipping W Limb Of Anticline Of Great Width.

Type: L
Description: Minor Folds Or Rolls


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVG PEGMATITES DO NOT EXCEED 5% MICA BY VISUAL ESTIMATE. BULK SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.002 AND 0.004% BEO


Materials

Ore: Beryl
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Feldspar
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR W EDGE OF AVON MICA DISTRICT, ABOUT 1.5 MI SW OF MUSCOVITE PROPERTY.

Comment (Production): ITEM 8 FROM CAMPBELL LEASE

Comment (Workings): 3 UNDERGROUND LEVELS


References

Reference (Deposit): STOLL, W. C., 1950, MICA AND BERYL PEGMATITES IN IDAHO AND MONTANA: USGS PROF. PAPER 229, 64 P.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1925, MICA DEPOSITS OF LATAH CO., IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 14, 14 P.

Reference (Deposit): PATTEE, E. C., AND OTHERS, 1968, BERYLLIUM RESOURCES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND OREGON: US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 7148, P. 49-50.

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 14

Reference (Deposit): 1943 RECON W. C. STOLL, PROF. PAPER 229

Reference (Deposit): 1957 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1958 RECON US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 7148

Reference (Production): STOLL, W. C., 1950, USGS PROF. PAPER 229, 64 P { REED, G. C., 1946, US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 3898, P. 6.


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