Blackstone Mine

The Blackstone Mine is a lead mine located in Bear Lake county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,348 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: Blackstone Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bear Lake

Elevation: 6,348 Feet (1,935 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 42.1092, -111.44580

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Blackstone Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blackstone Mine


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Bear Lake
District: St. Charles Area

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: Cache National Forest


Not available


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Blackstone Mining And Power Co.
Home Office: Idaho
Years: 1927 -

Owner Name: W. M. Rant


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Underground
Year First Production: 1896
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: L
Description: Vertical Fissure Trending N 60 Deg W


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe - Stains


Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE SAMPLE GAVE 27 % PB, $0.50 AU / TON, 4 OZ AG / TON


Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Wulfenite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Siderite


Comment (Development): Concentrating Plant Built By Mr. Rant Was Burned, Putting An End To Shipments After One Year

Comment (Workings): Drifts, Tunnels

Comment (Production): 3 Carloads Of 80% Pb Ore Were Produced In 1896. Item 17 Totaled 16 Carloads. This Ore Reported To Have Been Some Of The Richest Ore Ever Sent In Idaho.


Reference (Deposit): Mansfield, G. R., 1927 , Geography, Geology, And Mineral Resources Of Part Of Southeastern Idaho: USGS Prof. Paper 152 , P. 342 - 34

Reference (Deposit): 1927 Recon G. R. Mansfield, Prof. Paper 15

Reference (Production): Mansfield, G. R., 1927 : USGS Prof. Paper 152 , P. 343

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