Weber Mine

The Weber Mine is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,701 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: Weber Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 47.90111, -116.43528

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Weber Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Weber Mine
Secondary: New Rainbow Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Lakeview 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

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Austin - Meyer Corp. (R. B. Austin)


Production

Year: 1890
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^40 Oz. Ag/Ton, 8 - 10 % Pb, 8 - 10 % Zn
Year: 1901
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^30.5 Oz. Ag/Ton
Year: 1896
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^27 Oz. Ag / Ton
Year: 1908
Time Period: 1907 - 1908
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^160 Oz. Ag / Ton
Year: 1900
Time Period: 1896 - 1900
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^24 - 33 Oz. Ag / Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1890
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Packsaddle Fault To The W, Cascade Fault To The E.

Type: L
Description: Considerable Displacement; Lamprophyre Dikes Nearby; Brecciation; Gouge


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PB208/PB204 = 39.270. (ZARTMAN AND STACY)
Analytical Data: PB207/PB204 = 15.666
Analytical Data: FREE SILVER REPORTED 400 OZ / TON (CALKINS, 1909) LEAD ISOTOPES: PB206/PB204 = 19.048


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): FREE - MILLING PLANT; 4200 FT OF DEVELOPMENT; 4 DRIFTS

Comment (Commodity): ASSAYS AVERAGE 0.02 TO 0.04 OZ AU, 7 TO 8 OZ AG, AND 0.5 % PB AND ZN / TON IN 1962 SHIPMENT (SAVAGE, 1967) A 1934 ASSAY SHOWED 40 - 105 OZ. AG, .10 OZ. AU / TON, 3 - 4 % PB, 12 % ZN, 1. % SB, AND 1. % AS. A 1963 PIT ASSAY SHOWED 4.2 - 16.5 OZ AG, 0.03 OZ AU / TON.

Comment (Location): 1 MI S OF THE CONJECTURE MINE

Comment (Development): 4 PATENTED, 3 UNPATENTED CLAIMS


References

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F. C., 1909 , A GEOLOGICAL RECONNAISSANCE OF NORTHERN IDAHO AND NORTHWESTERN MONTANA: U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 384 , 112 P.

Reference (Deposit): ZARTMAN, R. E., AND STACEY, J. S., 1971 , LEAD ISOTOPES AND MINERALIZATION AGES IN BELT SUPERGROUP ROCKS, NORTHWESTERN MONTANA AND NORTHERN IDAHO: ECON. GEOL., V. 66 , P. 849 - 860

Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, E., 1928 , GEOLOGY AND SILVER ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PEND OREILLE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 31 , P. 25

Reference (Deposit): MAC DONALD, D. F., 1906 , ECONOMIC FEATURES OF NORTHERN IDAHO AND NORTHWESTERN MONTANA: U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 285 , P. 41 - 52

Reference (Deposit): 5) SAVAGE, C. N., 1967 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 6 , 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): 6) KUN, P., 1974 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE LAKEVIEW MINING DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 156 , 47 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1906 OTHER D. F. MAC DONALD, BULL. 285

Reference (Deposit): 1909 GEOLMAP F. C. CALKINS, BULL. 384

Reference (Deposit): 1928 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 31

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6

Reference (Production): KUN, P., 1974 , IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 156 , 47 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1974 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 156


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