Narrow Gauge Mine

The Narrow Gauge Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,749 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: Narrow Gauge Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 6,749 Feet (2,057 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.5167, -114.43500

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Narrow Gauge Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Narrow Gauge Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Mineral Hill 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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: STREAKS AND BANDS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Production): CREDITED WITH ESTIMATED PRODUCTION OF $200,000 PRIOR TO 1898. IN 1913 TAILINGS FROM THE OLD MILL WERE HAND-JIGGED FOR ZN.

Comment (Development): 2 CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS, SEVERAL TUNNELS


References

Reference (Deposit): UMPLEBY, J. B., AND OTHERS, 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WOOD RIVER REGION, IDAHO, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE MINNIE MOORE AND NEAR-BY MINES: USGS BULL. 814, P. 1-245

Reference (Production): UMPLEBY, J. B., AND OTHERS, 1930, USGS BULL. 814

Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP J. B. UMPLEBY AND OTHERS BULL. 81


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