Robinson Mine

The Robinson Mine is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,501 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: Robinson Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 8,501 Feet (2,591 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.0906, -111.30030

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Robinson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Robinson Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Mount Pisgah 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

Type: Patented


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Mineral Veins Coalition Mines Co.
Years: 1940 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1877
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Caribou Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 2 SAMPLES FROM MINE DUMP FOUND TRACE AU, TRACE AG, AND O AND 7.3 % CU


Materials

Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Development): 3 Patented Claims ( 1940 )

Comment (Deposit): Vein In Porphyry Belt 0.5 Mi Wide

Comment (Workings): Workings Above Done In 1952

Comment (Location): On Mt. Caribou, Near Head Of Bilk Gulch


References

Reference (Deposit): Savage, C. N., 1961 , Geology And Mineral Resources Of Bonneville County: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Rept. No. 5 , 108 P.

Reference (Deposit): Hamilton, J. A., 1961 , Geology Of The Caribou Mountain Area, Bonneville And Caribou Counties, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, University Of Idaho, M.S. Thesis, 59 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1961 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Rept. No.

Reference (Production): Savage, C. N., 1961 , Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Rept. No. 5

Reference (Deposit): Rains, R.L., And Federspiel, F.E., 1993, Mineral Resource Investigation Of The Caribou City-Stump Creek Area Bonneville And Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 15-93, P. 13-18.


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