Adanac Claim

The Adanac Claim is a beryllium mine located in Gem county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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: Adanac Claim  

State:  Idaho

County:  Gem

Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 44.2153, -116.22000

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Adanac Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Adanac Claim
Secondary: Christina Mine


Primary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Feldspar


State: Idaho
County: Gem
District: Ola Area

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: Boise National Forest


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Type: Surface


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Payette River Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: L
Structure: Minor Fractures


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Analytical Data

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Ore: Beryl
Gangue: Muscovite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Tourmaline


Comment (Workings): Pit Is 2 Ft Deep

Comment (Location): On W Side Ola Ridge Route To Deposit From Ola Is: N For 0.2 Mi, Then E On High Valley - Squaw Creek Rd For 4.5 Mi, Then N For 200 Ft, Then Nw On Logging Road For 0.9 Mi, Then N For 0.1 Mi, Then E On Bulldozer Trail 200 Ft; Location Approximate

Comment (Geology): Hr.Age.Mv: Pegmatite Dike

Comment (Deposit): Dip Is Steep

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Local - Minor Fractures Striking N 45 Deg E And Dipping 72 Deg E


Reference (Deposit): WFOC Property File

Reference (Deposit): Pattee, E. C., And Others, 1968 , Beryllium Resources Of Idaho, Washington, Montana, And Oregon: USBM Rept. Inv. 7148 , 169 P

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