Peacock Mine

The Peacock Mine is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 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: Peacock Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.1694, -116.65080

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Peacock Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Peacock Mine
Secondary: Darland
Secondary: Peacock & South Peacock


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


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Type: Located Claim
Type: Patented


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: George M. Baggs

Owner Name: Darland And Robbins ; Council, Idaho


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Year First Production: 1888
Discovery Year: 1877
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Oxidation
Alteration Text: Oxidation

Alteration Type: L

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Intense


Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 16 SAMPLES TAKEN IN 1910 SHOWED 6.2 % CU, 0.91 OZ AG, AND 0.064 OZ AU AS AVG.


Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Bornite
Gangue: Garnet
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Epidote
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Azurite
Unknown: Quartz


Comment (Production): A Small Amount Of Ore Produced In 1888 Ran 35-40% Cu, $3 Au, And 6-10 Oz Ag.

Comment (Workings): Development In 1919 Included A Tunnel Which Connected With The Shaft About 75 Ft From The Bottom, 4 Levels Of Varying Lengths, A Number Of Crosscuts, And Considerable Amount Of Stoping.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1870'S

Comment (Deposit): 4-77 Numerous Chip & Grab Samples Taken At Various Times By Us Bureau Of Mines (Both Surface And Underground Samples) Av Slighty Over 1% Copper With About 18 Ppm Silver Matrix No. 1 Is For The Peacock And Matrix No.2 The South Pe Additional Crib No: W012972, W012058


Reference (Deposit): Livingston, D. C., And Laney, F. B., 1920, The Copper Deposits Of The Seven Devils And Adjacent Districts: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 1, P. 77 - 79

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1975, Activity Of Idaho Mining Properties, 1974, USBM, Boise, Idaho, 61. P.

Reference (Deposit): 1920 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Bulletin 1

Reference (Deposit): 1975 Compile Us Bur Mines Mining Activity List For 1974

Reference (Production): Livingston, D. C., And Laney, F. B., 1920, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 1, P. 77 - 79.

Reference (Deposit): Hayward 1928 Univ Of Idaho Bs Geol Thesis 20 P

Reference (Deposit): Lingren 1907 Eng & Min Jour V 84 P 201

Reference (Deposit): Cook 1954 Id Bur Mines & Geol Pamph 97 P 13

Reference (Deposit): Close, T.J., And Others, Mineral Resources Of The Hells Canyon Wilderness Area And Portions Of The Hells Canyon National Recreation Study Area, Adams, Idaho, And Nez Perce Counties, Idaho, And Wallowa County, Oregon: Unpublished U.S. Bureau Of Mines File Report, P. 140-145.

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