Enterprise Mine

The Enterprise Mine is a copper mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,799 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: Enterprise Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,799 Feet (1,158 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 44.5708, -117.06170

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Enterprise Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Enterprise Mine


Commodity

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


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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1895
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: Sturgill Peak Area


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.

Type: L
Description: In Places, Veins Offset By Faults Of Ene Trend And N Dip.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE BOONE MINE, HIGH ON RIDGE ABOVE THE OLD TOWN OF MINERAL.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 180 - FOOT CROSSCUT WITH 380 FEET OF DRIFTS.

Comment (Geology): METALLIC MINERALS ARE FINE-GRAINED AND SHOW A TENDENCY TO FORM BANDED, DISCONTINUOUS CONCENTRIC STRUCTURES, SUGGESTING THE COLLOFORM.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S

Comment (Commodity): ACTIVE IN 1890'S AND 1918 - 1922


References

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952; IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P, (FIGS.1,2,12)

Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMP. 9


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