The Leadbelle Mine is a lead mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,199 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
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: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 42.5475, -111.94470
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Leadbelle Mine MRDS details
Primary: Leadbelle Mine
Secondary: Leadville Mine
Secondary: Lead Bell
District: Turner Area
Land ownership: State
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1914
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Production): Mine Produced During Wwi
Reference (Deposit): V.E. MITCHELL, ET. AL; MINES AND PROSPECTS MAP SERIES, 1981, PRESTON QUAD, LOCATION NO. 70
Reference (Deposit): NALWALK, A. J., 1959 , GEOLOGY OF A PORTION OF SOUTHERN PORTNEUF RANGE, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, M. S. THESIS, P. 51
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