Lynes Occurrence

The Lynes Occurrence is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,000 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: Lynes Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.0878, -116.73750

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Lynes Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lynes Occurrence
Secondary: Paducah


Primary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils 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: Payette National Forest


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


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: L
Description: Minor Folding Strikes N-Nw


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chlorite, Epidote, Calcite, Sericite


Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Ilmenite


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Reference (Deposit): Morganti, J. M., 1972, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Cuprum Area, Seven Devils Mining District, Hells Canyon, Idaho: Pullman, Wash., Wash. State Univ., Ms Thesis, 153 P

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Grangeville Quad, Location No. 167

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