Duke Mine

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.

Mine Info

Name: Duke Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bear Lake

Elevation: 6,677 Feet (2,035 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 42.2219, -111.18220

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Duke Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Duke Mine
Secondary: Montpelier Mining Co.


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bear Lake
District: Montpelier District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Bonanza Mining Co. ( 1927 )


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1905
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Preuss Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR, SEAMS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Home Canyon Anticline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Cu Carbonate Stains, Carbonized Plant Fragments, Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Malachite


Comments

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


References

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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