Beardsley Mine

The Beardsley Mine is a lead mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,100 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: Beardsley Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2,469 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 44.40333, -114.30000

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Beardsley Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Beardsley Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Bayhorse 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

Owner Name: Ramshorn Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
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: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR VEINLETS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Bayhorse Anticline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE ANALYSIS: 40 - 60% PB, 2 - 3% CU, 50 - 60 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Copper


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: ABANDONED DUE TO LOW PRICES

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL TUNNELS, WINZE; MINE CAVED

Comment (Production): ITEM 10 VALUE $200000.


References

Reference (Deposit): UMPLEBY, J. B., 1913, SOME ORE DEPOSITS IN NORTHWESTERN CUSTER COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 539, 104 P

Reference (Deposit): 1913 GEOLMAP UMPLEBY, J. B., BULL. 53

Reference (Production): UMPLEBY, J. B., 1913, USGS BULL. 539, P. 69; ITEM 10, BELL, R. N., 1935, MINING AND CONTRACTING REVIEW, V. 37, NO. 33

Reference (Deposit): Ross, C. P., 1937, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Bay Horse Region, Custer County, Idaho: USGS Bull. 877, 161 P


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