Union Claim Group

The Union Claim Group is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,201 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: Union Claim Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.5597, -115.53190

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Union Claim Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Union Claim Group


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Orogrande District


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: Nez Perce National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Robert Puelz


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): On Big Creek Just Above Mouth Of Herman Creek


References

Reference (Deposit): Shenon, P. J., And Reed, J. C., 1934, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Elk City, Orogrande, Buffalo Hump, And Tenmile Districts, Idaho County, Idaho: USGS Circ. 9, 89 P


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