Rob-Roy Mine

The Rob-Roy Mine is a silver mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,301 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: Rob-Roy Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,301 Feet (2,530 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 44.3014, -114.41110

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Rob-Roy Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rob-Roy Mine
Secondary: Rob Roy Mine
Secondary: Red Top Mine


Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Bayhorse District

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.


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Owner Name: Tom And Bob Campbell
Home Office: Clayton, Id.
Years: 1944 -

Owner Name: Talache Mines, Inc.


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


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena


Comment (Deposit): For More Information See U.S. Bureau of Mines War Minerals Memorandum "Rob-Roy Mine" April, 1944.


Reference (Deposit): Commodity Files, U.S.G.S., Spokane, WA

Reference (Deposit): Ross, C.P., 1937, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Bayhorse Region, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 877, 161 P.

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