The Beardsley Mine is a lead mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,100 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: 8,100 Feet (2,469 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 44.40333, -114.30000
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Beardsley Mine MRDS details
Primary: Beardsley Mine
District: Bayhorse District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Ramshorn Mines Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: IRREGULAR VEINLETS
Description: Bayhorse Anticline
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: ORE ANALYSIS: 40 - 60% PB, 2 - 3% CU, 50 - 60 OZ AG/TON
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: ABANDONED DUE TO LOW PRICES
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL TUNNELS, WINZE; MINE CAVED
Comment (Production): ITEM 10 VALUE $200000.
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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