Caribou Mine

The Caribou Mine is a silver mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Caribou Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 47.6011, -116.65920

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Caribou Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Caribou Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Wolf Lodge 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: Coeur d'Alene National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Caribou Mining Co., (W. J. Burns, Sr.)


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1918
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

Form: LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Chloritization

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Silicification

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Sericitization


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PB208/PB204 = 38.321
Analytical Data: PB207/PB204 = 15.485
Analytical Data: PB ISOTOPE COMPOSITION: PB206/PB204 = 17.801


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrrhotite


Comments

Comment (Development): 10 Unpatented Claims. Flotation Concentrator.

Comment (Deposit): Vein On No. 2 Level Strikes N 25 Deg E, Then S, To Se, To Sw. Vein On No. 3 Level Strikes N 30 Deg E, Dips 68 Deg Se.

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Regional - Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Sericitization, Silicification, Chloritization

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Fracture - Filling Veins At Contact


References

Reference (Production): Green, W. R., 1966 , Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report

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

Reference (Deposit): Green, W. R., 1966 , Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report, 1 P.

Reference (Deposit): Zartman, R. E., And Stacy, J. S., 1971 , Lead Isotopes And Mineralization Ages In Belt Supergroup Rocks, Northwestern Montana And Northern Idaho: Econ. Geology, V. 66 , No. 6 , P. 849 - 860

Reference (Deposit): Thomson And Others, 1925, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 6

Reference (Deposit): Large, 1943, Science V 98, No 2556, P 560-561


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