The Conjecture Mine is a silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,120 feet.
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Elevation: 3,120 Feet (951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver
Lat, Long: 47.91611, -116.42917
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Conjecture Mine MRDS details
Primary: Conjecture Mine
District: Lakeview District
Owner Name: Conjecture Mines Inc.
Owner Name: Federal Resources Corp.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1875
Discovery Year: 1888
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Selkirk Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Form: IRREGULAR-PINCH AND SWELL
Description: Purcell Trench To The North
Description: Packsaddle-Johnson Fault, Spider Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Comment (Production): NO ACTUAL PRODUCTION FIGURES COULD BE FOUND. THE DISTRICT PRODUCED $2,500,000, WITH 24 TO 50 OZ/TON AG, $1.50/TON AU, $2.00/TON PB. CONJECTURE WAS THE MAIN PRODUCER.
Comment (Development): MINE WAS DISCOVERED IN 1888 BUT NOT LOCATED UNTIL 1894 ; ECON.COM: BAD GROUND AT 2000 FT LEVEL MAKES TUNNELING DANGEROUS
Comment (Geology): ST. REGIS - REVETT FMS., GREEN SILTITES & QUARTZITES. WALLACE FM., LIMESTONE, LIMY SILTSTONES & QUARTZITES.
Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY; IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 6, 1967, P. 128
Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, EDWARD, 1928, GEOLOGY AND SILVER ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PEND OREILLE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 31, P. 25
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C. P., 1941, THE METAL AND COAL MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 57, P. 263
Reference (Deposit): 1963 DIREXPL FEDERAL RESOURCES CORP. NEGATIV
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