Apache Iron Deposit

The Apache Iron Deposit is a iron mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,201 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: Apache Iron Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron

Lat, Long: 43.4006, -111.53000

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Apache Iron Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Apache Iron Deposit


Primary: Iron


State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Willow Cr - Caribou District

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: Caribou National Forest


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Owner Name: Merle E. Croft

Owner Name: John Leo Croft And Sons


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PICKED SAMPLES ASSAYED 50 - 60 % FE


Gangue: Hematite


Comment (Location): W Side Caribou Mountains, 1 Mi Up From Fall Creek Ranger Station At Head Of Gibson Creek; Location Approximate

Comment (Development): 8 Unpatented Claims ; Econ.Com: Staley Says Unlikely That This Could Be A Commercial Deposit Because Of Isolated Area, Low Grade, No Tonnage


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): Staley, W. W., 1962 , Apache: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open-File Rept.

Reference (Deposit): 1961 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Rept. No. 5

Reference (Deposit): 1962 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open-File Rept.

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