Kopper King Mine

The Kopper King Mine is a copper mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,099 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.

Mine Info

Name: Kopper King Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bannock

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 42.8456, -112.15170

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Kopper King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kopper King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bannock
District: Lava Hot Springs Dist.


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: Caribou National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: John E. And A. N. Smith And Sons


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

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Area In Vicinity Of Portal Is Faulted And Folded


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Iron Gossan


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: HAND PICKED SAMPLES PB TO 74%, CU 24%.
Analytical Data: ON 2 CARS .4% PB
Analytical Data: ON 7 CAR SHIPMENT - 2% CU, .02 OZ. AU


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Copper


Comments

Comment (Location): On N Side Of Inman Cr. Rd., 3.8 Mi From Junction With Rapid Cr. Rd.

Comment (Production): 7 Cars Of Ore Produced.

Comment (Development): At Least 6 Lode Claims; Jack Hammers And Portable Compressor Used In Ore Extraction


References

Reference (Deposit): DOTSON, J. C., 1957, IDAHO BUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT, 2 P

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

Reference (Production): DOTSON, J. C., 1957, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY OPEN FILE REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): IBMG MINES AND PROSPECTS OF THE POCATELLO QUAD., 1982, V.E. MITCHELL, ET AL.


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