Austin Mine

The Austin Mine is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,599 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: Austin Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.0914, -111.30810

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Austin Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Austin Mine


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Mount Pisgah 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


Type: Patented


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1877
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: Carbonate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Analytical Data

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Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Location): On Mount Caribou, Near Heads Of Bilk And Iowa Gulches

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

Comment (Location): Stump Creek MLA Area, Caribou City.


Reference (Deposit): Rains, R.L., And Federspiel, F.E., 1993, Mineral Resource Invesitgation Of The Caribou City-Stump Creek Area, Bonneville And Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 15-93, P. 15-17.

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): Hamilton, J. A., 1961 , Univ. Idaho, M.S. Thesis

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