The Vanza Mine is a manganese mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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.
Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 42.61639, -112.00222
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Vanza Mine MRDS details
Primary: Vanza Mine
District: Lava Hot Springs Dist.
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: J. R. Simplot Co.
Home Office: Boise, Id
Time Period: To 1957
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^30 - 34% Mn
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SHIPPING GRADE RAN BETWEEN 30 - 34% MN. ORE
Comment (Location): ON S SIDE OF PORTNEUF R. ABOUT 1/4 MI E OF LAVA HOT SPRINGS
Comment (Development): 2 LODE CLAIMS
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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