Golden Gate Mine

The Golden Gate Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,799 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: Golden Gate Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,799 Feet (2,682 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.4547, -114.70360

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Golden Gate Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Gate Mine
Secondary: Accidental
Secondary: Klondike


Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Yankee Fork 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


Type: Located Claim


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Deposit): Mine On Same Vein As McFadden Mine


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

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1949, Silver - Gold Deposits Of The Yankee Fork District, Custer County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 83, 37 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1913 Geolmap Umpleby, J. B., Bulletin 539

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 6-91, 1991, Table A-3, No. 479, P. 219.

Reference (Production): Umpleby, J. B., 1913, USGS Bulletin 539, 104 P.

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