The Franklin Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,501 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: 4,501 Feet (1,372 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.4631, -115.31830
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Franklin Mine MRDS details
Primary: Franklin Mine
District: Pine District
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.
Owner Name: R. P. Chattin
Years: 1909 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENSES, STRINGERS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation; Mn, Fe Stains
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: ASSAYS GIVE 0.00 - 0.84 OZ AU/TON, 0.2 - 3.6 OZ AG/TON, 0.0 - 0.6% PB, 0.0 - 0.4% ZN.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): ITEM 2 ESTIMATED VALUE ABOUT $400000.
Comment (Production): $750,000 TOTAL PRODUCTION BY 1925.
Comment (Development): 2 PATENTED QUARTZ CLAIMS, 10 - STAMP MILL ; ECON.COM: MILL DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1908.
Comment (Deposit): THE DIKES STRIKE NE AND ARE CUT BY THE MINERALIZED FISSURES.
Reference (Deposit): BALLARD, S. M., 1928, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ROCKY BAR QUADRANGLE: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 26, P. 18.
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, F.C., 1910, ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1909.
Reference (Deposit): 1928 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 2
Reference (Production): BALLARD, S. M., 1928, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 26, P. 18
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