Black Hawk Mine

The Black Hawk Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Black Hawk Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

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

Site Name

Primary: Black Hawk Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Area Appears To Be On The North Limb Of A Faulted Anticline Of General N.E. Trend.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Sericitization, Chloritization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

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.


Materials

Ore: Wurtzite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Tourmaline


Comments

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.


References

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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