Ruby Creek Mine

The Ruby Creek Mine is a gold mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 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: Ruby Creek Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

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

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.8111, -116.29690

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Ruby Creek Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ruby Creek Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: Ruby Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Ruby Creek Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: BANDS, SEAMS, OR STRINGERS

Form: BANDS, SEAMS, OR STRINGERS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Faulting


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Mn-Stains; Silicification; Bleaching


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyromorphite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Smithsonite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT A MI N OF THE ELK RIVER HIGHWAY AND THE RAILROAD

Comment (Development): MILL

Comment (Deposit): VEIN MAY BE TRACED SEVERAL HUNDRED FT

Comment (Geology): THE QUARTZITE TRENDS N 80 DEG E, DIPS 60 DEG N


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1956, THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT OROFINO, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 34, 63 P.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. COUNTY REPT. NO. 2, 29 P.

Reference (Deposit): MILLER, J. B., 1936 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF PART OF THE RUBY CREEK MINING DISTRICT, IDAHO: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, B.S. THESIS, 24 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1956 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 34

Reference (Deposit): 1957 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 2


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