Bald Eagle Mine

The Bald Eagle Mine is a gold mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,451 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: Bald Eagle Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 7,451 Feet (2,271 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.2583, -116.57780

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Bald Eagle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bald Eagle Mine
Secondary: Carbonate Hill Area Prospect


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Mountain View

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


Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Large N.E. Faults.


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicified


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

Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): Located On The South Side Of Carbonate Hill, 10 Miles By Trail North Of Black Lake, On The Crest Of The Seven Devils Mtns. Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using Gis Overlay Analysis With Usfs Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.

Comment (Workings): Workings Are Caved.


Reference (Deposit): Cook, E. F., 1954, Mining Geology Of The Seven Devils Region: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 97, 22 P

Reference (Deposit): 1954 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Pamphlet 97

Reference (Deposit): Close, T.J., And Others, Mineral Resources Of The Hells Canyon Wilderness Area And Portions Of The Hells Canyon National Recreation Study Area, Adams, Idaho, And Nez Perce Counties, Idaho, And Wallowa County, Oregon: Unpublished U.S. Bureau Of Mines File Report, P. 89-91.

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