Idahoan and Old Bible Back Mines

The Idahoan and Old Bible Back Mines is a copper, lead, and silver mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,560 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: Idahoan and Old Bible Back Mines  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 9,560 Feet (2,914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.9983, -114.64000

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Idahoan and Old Bible Back Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Idahoan and Old Bible Back Mines


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Germania Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1879
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

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

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLES TAKEN AVERAGED 0.06 OZ AU/TON, 12.64 OZ AG/TON, 4.27% PB, 1.02% ZN, 0.58% CU, 0.45% SB.


Materials

Ore: Jamesonite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Production): ITEM 8 VALUE $250000

Comment (Workings): 8 ADITS. 3 OPEN. INACTIVE SINCE 1935. AREA IS 41,500 SQ. FT.

Comment (Location): WESTERN END OF BIBLE BACK MOUNTAIN


References

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, CUSTER AND BLAINE COUNTIES, IDAHO: USGS OPEN - FILE REPT., 648 P

Reference (Deposit): 1974 OTHER C. M. TSCHANZ AND OTHERS, OPEN - FILE REPT

Reference (Production): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, USGS OF REPT. 648 P.


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