Big John Claims

The Big John Claims is a gold, lead, and silver mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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: Big John Claims  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

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

Site Name

Primary: Big John Claims
Secondary: Magic Silver Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Magic Reservoir 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: Magic Silver Mining Corp. (Emmett Yadon, President-


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Chalcedony


Comments

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


References

Reference (Deposit): COMMODITY FILES, U.S.G.S., SPOKANE, WA


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