Olson Mine

The Olson Mine is a mica mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,786 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: Olson Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,786 Feet (1,154 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mica

Lat, Long: 46.8731, -116.57890

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Olson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Olson Mine
Secondary: Fitzgerald
Secondary: Carlson Lease
Secondary: Scott Rogers


Commodity

Primary: Mica
Secondary: Beryllium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Avon Mica District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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: Ida Mica
Years: 1968 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1905
Discovery Year: 1905
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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

Form: FOLDFORM, PIPELIKE


Structure

Type: L
Description: Rolls And Minor Crumples Plunge 20 To 60 Deg E Or Ne.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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

Not available


Materials

Ore: Beryl
Gangue: Tourmaline


Comments

Comment (Deposit): MICA SCHIST STRIKES N 11 DEG E TO N 38 DEG W, DIPS 70 TO 80 DEG SE OR NE

Comment (Location): 1000 FT W OF STEELSMITH PROPERTY; 300 FT S OF CAMPBELL PROSPECT

Comment (Deposit): DIP RANGES 45-65 DEG NE, STRIKES N 68 DEG W IN SECOND PEGMATITE 47 FT LONG. ABOUT A DOZEN SMALL PEGMATITES IN THE AREA

Comment (Exploration): 1944 DIREXPL US BUR MINES (moved from references)

Comment (Deposit): Copied from deleted (duplicate) record 10290530: 18,000 LBS IN 1944 AND A FEW HUNDRED LBS BERYL < $300000


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1943 RECON W. C. STOLL, PROF. PAPER 229 [unsure what this means. Perhaps some reconnaissance data was gathered in 1943 for the 1950 professional paper?]

Reference (Deposit): REED, G. C., 1946, EXPLORATION OF THE AVON MICA DISTRICT, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 3898, P. 19-21.

Reference (Deposit): PATTEE, E. C., AND OTHERS, 1968, BERYLLIUM RESOURCES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND OREGON: US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 7148, P. 46

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

Reference (Deposit): MINOBRAS (PUB.), 1975, IDAHO INDUSTRIAL MINERALS, P. 45.


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