Sturgill Creek Mine

The Sturgill Creek Mine is a manganese mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,501 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: Sturgill Creek Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,501 Feet (1,067 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 44.6769, -117.04970

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Sturgill Creek Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sturgill Creek Mine
Secondary: Adams


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Sturgill Creek Area; Unorganized 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Adams, T. F.
Years: 1919 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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 Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCHED

Form: PINCHED


Structure

Type: R
Description: Broad Syncline

Type: L
Description: Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Sericitic


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: DUMP SAMPLES ASSAYED 15.3 - 18.6 % MN, 1.5 - 2.0 % FE, 45 - 55 % SIO2, AND 0.045 - 1.0 %


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite
Gangue: Jasper
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: DEPOSITS ARE TOO LOW - GRADE AND TOO SILICEOUS TO BE MINED PRESENTLY.

Comment (Workings): 3 PITS IN 500 - FT. STRIKE DISTANCE.

Comment (Geology): THE PHYLLITE STRIKES N 65 DEG. E., AND DIPS 60 - 80 DEG N.W. VEIN FOLLOWS LAMINATIONS IN QUARTZITE.

Comment (Location): 2 MI ABOVE MOUTH OF STURGILL CR, HIGH ON N SIDE OF ITS VALLEY


References

Reference (Deposit): PRINZ, W. C., 1964, MANGANESE, IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPEC. REPT. NO. 1, P. 116 - 119.

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1919 , TUNGSTEN, CINNABAR, MANGANESE, MOLYBDEN, AND TIN DEPOSITS OF IDAHO: UNIV. OF IDAHO BULL., V. 14 , NO. 2 , P. 34 .

Reference (Deposit): COOK, E. F., 1954, MINING GEOL. OF THE SEVEN DEVILS REGION: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 97, 22 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1919 RECON UNIV. IDAHO BULL., V. 14 , NO. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1954 COMPILE ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMP. 97

Reference (Deposit): 1964 COMPILE ID. BUREAU OF MINES GEOL. SP. RPT. NO. 1


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