Basin Claims

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.

Mine Info

Name: Basin Claims  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2,469 Meters)

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 43.82171, -115.03360

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Basin Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Basin Claims


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Nickel
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Tin
Tertiary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Yuba 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: Boise National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Carl Paynter
Home Office: Idaho


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES, PODS, VEINLETS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Minor Fractures Trending N 50 Deg W


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stains


Rocks

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

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


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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.


References

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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