Idaho Diamond Sulphide Group

The Idaho Diamond Sulphide Group is a copper mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,301 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: Idaho Diamond Sulphide Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 3,301 Feet (1,006 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 47.6208, -116.92250

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Idaho Diamond Sulphide Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Idaho Diamond Sulphide Group


Primary: Copper
Secondary: Vermiculite
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Coeur D'Alene Area

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.


Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Idaho Diamond Sulphide Mining Co.


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend
Description: Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Vermiculite


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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Vermiculite
Ore: Copper
Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold


Comment (Location): On E Slope Mica Peak, Reached By Road From Cougar Creek

Comment (Development): 2 Unpatented Claims, 1 Patented Claim

Comment (Workings): Caved Old Tunnel Several Hundred Feet Long

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Vermiculite


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1940 , Geology And Metalliferous Deposits Of Kootenai County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 53 , 67 P.

Reference (Deposit): Umpleby, J. B., And Jones, E. L., Jr., 1923 , Geology And Ore Deposits Of Shoshone County, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 732 , 156 P.

Reference (Deposit): Mc Dowell, G. A., 1948 , 50 Th Annual Report Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For 1948 , P. 170

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