Teakean Butte Occurrence

The Teakean Butte Occurrence is a zirconium, gold, garnet, iron, ree, and titanium mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,661 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: Teakean Butte Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 3,661 Feet (1,116 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zirconium, Gold, Garnet, Iron, REE, Titanium

Lat, Long: 46.5892, -116.38860

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Teakean Butte Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Teakean Butte Occurrence


Commodity

Primary: Zirconium
Primary: Gold
Primary: Garnet
Primary: Iron
Primary: REE
Primary: Titanium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: Teakean Butte Area


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

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: EST PLACER ANALYSIS IN LB/CY: 17-23 ILMENITE
Analytical Data: 0.2 - 0.7 MONAZITE
Analytical Data: TR - 1 ZIRCON
Analytical Data: TR - 1 MAGNETITE
Analytical Data: TR - 1 GARNET


Materials

Ore: Ilmenite
Ore: Zircon
Ore: Monazite
Ore: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE DISTRICT WANIZED IN 1866 AND IN 1868, AN 8-STAMP MALGAMATION MILL WAS BUILT TO TREAT ORE FROM GOLCONDA AND HOPE MINES. IN 1889, BATES MADE SOME COPPER MATTE AT ADELAIDE. IN 1897, GLASGOW AND WESTERN EXPLORATION CO. ACQUIRED THE MAIN MINES IN THE AREAND BUILT A NARROW GAUGE R.R. FROM ADELAIDE TO GOLCONDA, AND A CONCENTRATOR AND SMELTER WERE BUILT AT GOLCONDA. THE SMELTER OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY FROM 1898 TO 1905. AND MILL RAN FOR 1 1/2 YEARS, AND BOTH MILL AND SMELTER WERE SCRAPPED IN 1911. THE ADELAIDE MINE WAS BOUGHT BY YERINGTON MTNCOPPER CO, WHO OPERATED IT FOR SEVERAL YEARS DURING W.W.I. PLACER GOLD WAS DISCOVERED ALONG GOLD RUN CREEK IN 1886, AND THE PLACERS WERE SPORADICALLY WORKED FOR MANY YEARS. V.L. BLISS AND W. EVANS ACQUIRED THE MAJOR PLACER PROPERTIES ON GOLD RUN CREEK IN 1901 AND BUILT A FLUME AND PIPELINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): IN BILL MAJOR CANYON

Comment (Production): 1907-1936 TOTAL LODE PRODUCTION 8,973 FINE OUNCES GOLD; 174.07/OZ. AG; 758,804 LB. CU; 367,349 LB. PB; 1248 LB. ZN; AND PLACER PRODUCTION 1914-1936 WAS 247 FINE OZ. AU AND 35 FINE OZ. AG.

Comment (Location): APPROXIMATE LOCATION


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1964, TITANIUM, ZIRCONIUM, AND HAFNIUM IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPEC. REPT. 1, P. 217-223

Reference (Deposit): 1964 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPEC. REPT.


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