The Duke Mine is a copper mine located in Bear Lake county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,677 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.
Elevation: 6,677 Feet (2,035 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 42.2219, -111.18220
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Duke Mine MRDS details
Primary: Duke Mine
Secondary: Montpelier Mining Co.
County: Bear Lake
District: Montpelier District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Owner Name: Bonanza Mining Co. ( 1927 )
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1905
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Preuss Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: IRREGULAR, SEAMS
Description: Home Canyon Anticline
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Cu Carbonate Stains, Carbonized Plant Fragments, Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): On Top Of Ridge 0.25 Mi S Of Bonanza Shaft
Comment (Production): Value $1300 . A Small Amount Of Cu Ore Was Produced In 1905.
Comment (Deposit): No Well Defined Mineral Streak
Reference (Deposit): V.E. MITCHELL, ET. AL; MINES AND PROSPECTS MAP SERIES, 1981, PRESTON QUAD, LOCATION NO. 230
Reference (Deposit): MANSFIELD, G. R., 1927 , GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF PART OF SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO: USGS PROF. PAPER 152 , P. 346
Reference (Deposit): GALE, H. S., 1910 , GEOLOGY OF THE COPPER DEPOSITS NEAR MONTPELIER, BEAR LAKE COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 430 , P. 112 - 121
Reference (Deposit): 1910 RECON H. S. GALE, BULL. 430
Reference (Deposit): 1927 RECON G. R. MANSFIELD, PROF. PAPER 152
Reference (Production): GALE, H. S., 1910 , USGS BULL. 430
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