Condor Mine

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

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

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

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.565, -117.06190

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Condor Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Condor Mine
Secondary: Jessie


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: 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: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1875
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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: District Is On The North Limb Of A Faulted Anticline Of East-Northeast Trend.

Type: L
Description: Basalt Dikes Have Been Intruded Along Faults, Which Displaced The Mineralized Veins.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ONE VEIN CARRIED $10 AU/TON (AU AT $20.67/OZ)


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: MINERALIZED VEINS ARE BROKEN AND FAULTED, MAKING EXPLOITATION DIFFICULT

Comment (Location): 1/2 MI. ABOVE THE OLD TOWN OF MINERAL

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S

Comment (Workings): THE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A NUMBER OF SHORT ADITS ON ALMOST AS MANY VEINS. THE MAIN WORK IS THE JESSIE ADIT. VEINS TEND ENE, DIP 30 TO 75 DEG. NW.


References

Reference (Deposit): SHANNON, E. V., 1926, MINERALS OF IDAHO: U.S. NATIONAL MUSEUM BULL. 131, P. 344.

Reference (Deposit): TURNER, H. W., 1908, THE ORE DEPOSITS AT MINERAL, IDAHO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 3, NO. 6, P. 492 - 502.

Reference (Deposit): 1926 COMPILE U.S. NATIONAL MUSEUM BULL. 131

Reference (Deposit): 1952 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1952, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, WASH. CTY., IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.


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