Franklin Mine

The Franklin Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,501 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: Franklin Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 4,501 Feet (1,372 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.4631, -115.31830

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Franklin Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Franklin Mine
Secondary: Objective


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Pine District


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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: R. P. Chattin
Years: 1909 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES, STRINGERS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation; Mn, Fe Stains


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

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.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

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.


References

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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