The Basin Claims is a silver mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,100 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: 8,100 Feet (2,469 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.82171, -115.03360
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Basin Claims MRDS details
Primary: Basin Claims
District: Yuba District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Owner Name: Carl Paynter
Home Office: Idaho
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENSES, PODS, VEINLETS
Description: Minor Fractures Trending N 50 Deg W
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stains
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: A 7-FT CHIP SAMPLE CONTAINED : 7.7 OZ. AG/TON 1.6 % PB, 0.4 % ZN, AND SOME BI, SN, MO
Analytical Data: 1 SAMPLE ASSAYED : 24.6 OZ. AG/TON, 4.1 % PB, 0.9 % ZN
Analytical Data: AA ANALYSIS OF THIS CHIP SAMPLE DETECTED 0.2 PPM AU AND MINOR W, LO, NI, HG
Analytical Data: OTHER CHIP SAMPLES OF VEINS CONTAINED TRACE-0.01 OZ AU/TON, TRACE-2.6 OZ AG/TON, TRACE-0.4 % PB, TRACE-0.04 % ZN, AND MINOR SB, SN
Comment (Workings): Trench Is 14 Ft Deep
Comment (Location): In A Cirque At The Head Of A Sw Flowing Tributary Of Leggit Creek Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using Gis Overlay Analysis With Usfs Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.
Comment (Development): 6 Claims ; Econ.Com: Jeep Road From Atlanta, Id. - Poor Condition
Comment (Deposit): Several Quartz Veins Are Present: 1 Trends N 30 Deg E And Dips 12 Deg W; A 2nd Vein Trends N 60 Deg W And Dips 35 Deg Sw; A 3rd Vein Trends N 20 Deg W; A 4th Vein Trends N And Dips Steeply E; Other Numerous Veins Follow These Trends And Dip Approximately Same
Comment (Commodity): Quartz Veins And A Quartz Dike Were Sampled And Produced. Trace Gold; 3.4 To 843 Gram Silver Per Metric Tonne; 0.3 To 4.1 Percent Lead. 0.9 Percent Zinc; And Anomalous Amounts Of Tin And Molybdenum.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): Only A Small Amount Of Exploration Work Has Been Done On The Quartz Veins Of The Area, Mineral Potential Is Speculative. Grade Is Averaged On Low And High Values.
Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.. P D45-48.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.. P D45-48.
Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al, Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad.
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