Mcd Mine

The Mcd Mine is a mercury mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,700 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: Mcd Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 2,700 Feet (823 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 43.53028, -116.97889

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Mcd Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mcd Mine
Secondary: Mac D


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Marsing Area


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: W. R. Mc Dowell; Boise, Idaho

Owner Name: Booth, T. J.


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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: (HAND-PICKED ORE SAID TO ASSAY 5-9 LBS MERCURY/TON)


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Production): ORE RAN 5-9 LBS/TON HG.

Comment (Development): 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS ( 1962 ) ; ECON.COM: EXTENSIVE SHOWING LOWER TENOR ORE


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1957, MCD MINE: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): 1957 RECON ID. BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. - OPEN FILE REPT


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