Birch Mountain Silica Occurrence

The Birch Mountain Silica Occurrence is a mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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: Birch Mountain Silica Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.8622, -115.13690

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Birch Mountain Silica Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Birch Mountain Silica Occurrence


Commodity

Tertiary: Silica


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Bitterroot Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 99.2 % SIO2 (CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF HEAD SAMPLE)


Materials

Ore: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): HIGH-GRADE SILICA

Comment (Reserve-Resource): LESS THAN 250000 TONS


References

Reference (Deposit): CARTER, G. J., AND OTHERS, 1962 , INDUSTRIAL SILICA DEPOSITS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: US BUR MINES INF. CIRC. 8112 , 57 P

Reference (Deposit): 1961 RECON US BUR MINES INF. CIRC. 811


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