Washington Mine

The Washington Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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: Washington Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 43.9011, -115.75860

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Washington Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Washington Mine
Secondary: Monetary Metals Co.


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Boise Basin 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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Monetary Metals Co.
Years: 1924 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF GAMBRINUS GULCH ABOUT 7 MI NE OF IDAHO CITY

Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESOURCE EST. FOR BOTH WASHINGTON AND SUBROSA (NO. 114) MINES

Comment (Production): ORE FROM WASHINGTON MINE (GOLD MINE): RECOVERED $92,000 WORTH.

Comment (Workings): THE GOLD VEIN STRIKES E AND DIPS 90 S. THE 2 VEINS MERGE A FEW HUNDRED FEET EAST OF THE SHAFT. ITEM M70 IS SILVER VEIN. M170 IS MINIMUM LENGTH.

Comment (Geology): BASIC DIKE STRIKES N 40 DEG E AND DIPS 60 DEG SE


References

Reference (Deposit): BALLARD, S. M., 1924, GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 9, 103 P.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A.L., 1947, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 944-C, P. 119-319.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R.N., 1929, BOISE BASIN CONTINUES MAKING HISTORY: MINING TRUTH, V. 14, NO. 17

Reference (Deposit): 1924 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUR MINES, BULL. 9

Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP ANDERSON, A.L., BULL. 944-C

Reference (Production): BALLARD, S. M., 1924, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 9, 103 P.


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