Modock Mine

The Modock Mine is a stone, crushed/broken and gold mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: Modock Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Stone, Crushed/Broken, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.33893, -116.90289

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Modock Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Modock Mine
Secondary: Tip Top 1954


Commodity

Primary: Stone, Crushed/Broken
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Monroe 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Line Brothers
Years: 1954 -

Owner Name: Glenn And Gary Erharde ( 1954 )


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1911
Discovery Year: 1911
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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR BANDS AND SEAMS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Snake River Downwarp; Broad Syncline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sandstone
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Geology): ANDESITE HAS BECOME BRECCIATED AND LATER HEALED WITH SILICA, IN THE FORM OF GOLD-BEARING QUARTZ VEINS AND SEAMS.

Comment (Location): JUST N OF HWY 95 ; SST QUARRY .4 MI FARTHER N

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET IN LENGTH


References

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1912, 13TH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1911, P. 132 - 133.

Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C. P., 1956 , QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS NEAR WEISER, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1042-D, P. 79 - 104 .

Reference (Deposit): 1912 COMPILE 13TH ANN. REPT. OF MINING INDUSTRY FOR 1911

Reference (Deposit): 1941 RECON C. P. ROSS AND C. H. DANE, BULL. 1042-D


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