Vanza Mine

The Vanza Mine is a manganese mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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: Vanza Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bannock

Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 42.61639, -112.00222

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Vanza Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Vanza Mine


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bannock
District: Lava Hot Springs Dist.


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

Owner Name: J. R. Simplot Co.
Home Office: Boise, Id


Production

Year: 1957
Time Period: To 1957
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^30 - 34% Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SHIPPING GRADE RAN BETWEEN 30 - 34% MN. ORE


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON S SIDE OF PORTNEUF R. ABOUT 1/4 MI E OF LAVA HOT SPRINGS

Comment (Development): 2 LODE CLAIMS


References

Reference (Deposit): DOTSON, J. C., 1957, IDAHO BUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT, 2 P.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C.R., 1955 , A SURVEY OF THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 105 , 56 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1955 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 105

Reference (Deposit): 1957 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT.

Reference (Production): DOTSON, J. C., 1957, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT.


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