The Big John Claims is a gold, lead, and silver mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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.
Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 43.3061, -114.36560
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Big John Claims MRDS details
Primary: Big John Claims
Secondary: Magic Silver Mine
District: Magic Reservoir Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Magic Silver Mining Corp. (Emmett Yadon, President-
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Development): O.M.E. APPLICATION 6812 SUBMITTED IN 1970.
Comment (Location): LOCATED ABOUT 2300 FT SW OF THE UHRIG MINE.
Comment (Workings): ONLY TRENCHING HAD BEEN DONE UP TO 1970.
Comment (Geology): MAFIC DIKE APPEARS TO BE YOUNGER THAN THE MINERALIZATION.
Comment (Deposit): FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE O.M.E. REPORT 6812. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): COMMODITY FILES, U.S.G.S., SPOKANE, WA
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