Little Livingston Mine

The Little Livingston Mine is a lead mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,999 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: Little Livingston Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 44.1472, -114.59670

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Little Livingston Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Livingston Mine
Secondary: Little Livingston Lake Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Boulder Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Recreation 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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1884
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PODS, BRECCIA


Structure

Type: L
Description: Faulting


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SELECT SAMPLE CONTAINED 13.7 OZ AG/TON, 19.4% PB, OTHER SAMPLES CONTAINED LESS THAN 3 OZ AG/TON, 1% PB.


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CAVED


References

Reference (Deposit): Ross, C. P., 1937, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Bayhorse Region, Custer County, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 877, 161 P.

Reference (Deposit): Tschanz, C. M., And Others, 1974, Mineral Resources Of The Eastern Part Of The Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Custer And Blaine Counties, Idaho: USGS Open-File Rept., 648 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1937 Geolmap Ross, C. P., Bulletin 877

Reference (Deposit): 1974 Recon Tschanz, C. M., And Others, Open-File Rept.

Reference (Production): Ross, C. P., 1937, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Bayhorse Region, Custer County, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 877, 161 P.

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, Thor 1949 IBMG Pam 88 P. 26-27

Reference (Deposit): Vannoy & Others, 1986, USGS Bulletin 1545e, P. 358, Pl. 3, No. 88


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