The Sturgill Creek Mine is a manganese mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,501 feet.
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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
Primary: Sturgill Creek Mine
District: Sturgill Creek Area; Unorganized District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Adams, T. F.
Years: 1919 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sturgill Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Broad Syncline
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Sericitic
Analytical Data: DUMP SAMPLES ASSAYED 15.3 - 18.6 % MN, 1.5 - 2.0 % FE, 45 - 55 % SIO2, AND 0.045 - 1.0 %
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
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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