Lost Packer Mine

The Lost Packer Mine is a gold mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,599 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Lost Packer Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.5983, -114.88080

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Lost Packer Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lost Packer Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Loon 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: Challis National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim
Type: Patented


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Ivers Mining Co.

Owner Name: Ivers And Finland


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Year First Production: 1903
Discovery Year: 1902
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: BUNCHES


Structure

Type: L
Description: Crushing, Sheeting


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge


Rocks

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

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE BODY RUNS $20/TON: 0.5 OZ AU, 2.0 OZ AG, AND 3.5% CU.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Bismuthinite


Comments

Comment (Location): Vein Begins At Ivers and Extends N; Near Bed of Steep Gulch (Canyon Cr)

Comment (Workings): 10 Levels Over A Vertical Distance of 940 Ft, 8 Levels Are Tunnels From the Surface and 2 Are Blind Levels On Which Little Work Has Been Done.

Comment (Commodity): Ore Ranged In Value $25 To $90/Ton To A Depth of 1000 Ft.

Comment (Production): Production Value: $750000

Comment (Development): 100 - Ton Smelter; 6 Claims and 2 Fractions

Comment (Deposit): Ore Shoots Pitch To the S


References

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1935, The Gold Resources Of Idaho: Mining And Contracting Review, V. 33, No. 37.

Reference (Deposit): Yinger, M. A., 1976 , Geology Of The Eastern Part Of The Loon Creek Mining District, Custer County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, M.S. Thesis, P. 94 - 96 .

Reference (Deposit): 5) Sibbett, B. S., 1976 , Geology Of The Northeast Part Of The Loon Creek Mining District, Custer County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho M.S. Thesis, P. 100 - 104 .

Reference (Deposit): 1975 Compile USBM, Mining Activity List, 1974

Reference (Deposit): 1913 Geolmap Umpleby, J. B., Bulletin 530

Reference (Production): Bell, R. N., 1935, Mining And Contracting Review, V. 33, No. 37.

Reference (Deposit): Moore, F. C., 1909, Eleventh Ann. Rept. Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For 1909, P. 47-49.

Reference (Deposit): Umpleby, J. B., 1913, Some Ore Deposits In Northern Custer County, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 539, 104 P.

Reference (Deposit): Ross, C. P., 1934, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Casto Quadrangle, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 854, 135 P.

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1911, Thirteenth Ann. Rept. Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For 1911, P. 40-42.

Reference (Deposit): Ridenour, J., And Others, 1983, Mines And Prospects In The Loon Creek Mining District, Custer County, Idaho: U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 88-83, Appendix.

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1912, Fourteenth Ann. Rept. Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For 1912, P. 98-99.

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1913, Fifteenth Ann. Rept. Of The Minind Industry Of Idaho For 1913, P. 150-151.

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1908, Tenth Ann. Rept. Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For 1908, P. 9.

Reference (Deposit): Leszcykowski, A.M., And Others, 1985, Mineral Appraisal Of The Loon Creek-Warm Spring Creek Unit, Custer And Lemhi Counties, Idaho, In Mineral Resources And Occurrences In Part Of The Frank Churcy-River Of No Return Wilderness, Custer, Idaho. Lemhi, And Valley Counties, Idaho: U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 64-85, P. 44-48.

Reference (Deposit): Jennings, E. P., 1906, The Lost Packer Copper-Gold Lode: Canadian Min. Inst. Jour., Vol. 9, P. 56.

Reference (Deposit): Weed, W. H., 1906, The Copper Mines Of The United States In 1905, In USGS Bulletin 285, P. 93-124.

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 8th Ann. Rept. Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For The Year 1906, P. 48-49.

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1907, 9th Ann. Rept. Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For 1907, P. 72-73.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): Shockey, P. N., 1963, Geology Of The Lost Packer Mine, Loon Creek District, Custer County, Idaho: Unpublished Private Report For Ivers Mining Company, 37 P.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1975, Activity Of Idaho Mining Properties, 1974, USBM, Boise, Idaho, 61 P.

Reference (Deposit): Umpleby, J. B., 1911, A Preliminary Account Of The Ore Deposits Of The Loon Creek District, Idaho: U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 530, P. 66 - 74.


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