The Chief Claim Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,400 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: 9,400 Feet (2,865 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 43.8872, -114.61390
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Chief Claim Mine MRDS details
Primary: Chief Claim Mine
District: Galena District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: SAMPLES AVERAGED 5.5% PB
Analytical Data: 2.8 OZ. AG/TON
Analytical Data: .01 OZ. AU/TON
Analytical Data: MINOR AMOUNTS ZN AND CU.
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 OPEN - FILE REPT.
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