Snowbird Mine

The Snowbird Mine is a silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 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.

Mine Info

Name: Snowbird Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 48.1231, -116.50640

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Snowbird Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Snowbird Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Pend Oreille 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: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Sericite


Rocks

Name: Silt
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Silt
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): GREEN, W. R., 1976 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN AREA, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO: PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERTATION, 108 P


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