The Black Hawk Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 feet.
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Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.5608, -117.06330
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Black Hawk Mine MRDS details
Primary: Black Hawk Mine
District: Mineral District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Area Appears To Be On The North Limb Of A Faulted Anticline Of General N.E. Trend.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Sericitization, Chloritization
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: 27 SMELTER SAMPLES FROM UPPER ORE ZONE (1904) AVERAGED 28 OZ. AG/TON AND .9% CU
Analytical Data: AVERAGE OF LOWER ZONE: 10 OZ. AG/TON AND 1.25% CU.
Comment (Commodity): ORE IN 1890'S WAS 4.2% CU; .4% PB; 5.2% ZN; 19.25 OZ. AG AND .005 OZ. AU/TON.
Comment (Production): AVERAGE ORE GRADES GIVEN ABOVE; (9) IS AFTER 5% BROKEN ORE AND (10) IS UNSORTED.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF 7 ADIT LEVELS.
Comment (Geology): THE ANDESITIC ROCKS ARE PORPHYRITIC, GREEN IN COLOR. FELDSPARS ARE NOT DETERMINABLE. THE ROCK HAS UNDERGONE ALTERATION TO PRODUCE SERICITIC PRODUCTS.
Comment (Location): LOCATED ON SOUTH SIDE OF DENNETT CREEK JUST ABOVE THE MARIA GROUP.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., AND WAGNER, WARREN R., 1952, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P
Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 9
Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.
Reference (Deposit): MINERAL PROPERTY FILE NO. 0160870125.
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