Dixie Royal Mine

The Dixie Royal Mine is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,249 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Dixie Royal Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 5,249 Feet (1,600 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.5328, -115.50670

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Dixie Royal Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dixie Royal Mine
Secondary: Gold Miter
Secondary: Royal Dixie
Secondary: Reser


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Dixie 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: Nez Perce National Forest


Type: Located Claim


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Robert Davidson
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Washington
Years: 1989 -

Owner Name: Flage; Dixie Royal Mining Co.

Owner Name: H. E. Carpenter


Not available


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


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: L
Description: Vein Displaced By Cross Faults Striking N 8 Deg E And Dipping 50 Deg W; Brecciation


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge; Leaching; Sericitization; Silicification


Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Analytical Data

Not available


Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): On Crooked Creek .5 Mi N Of Dixie Meadows Ranger Station

Comment (Production): $5000 Au Produced. Production In 1906.

Comment (Development): 8 Lode Claims; 380 Acres Placer Ground; 2 - Stamp Mill

Comment (Deposit): Strike Above Refers To E. Vein; W. Vein Strikes N 45 Deg W, Dips 50 Deg Ne

Comment (Geology): Quartzite Strikes N 20 Deg W, Dips 50 Deg Sw


Reference (Deposit): Shenon, P. J., And Reed, J. C., 1934, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Elk City, Orogrande, Buffalo Hump, And Tenmile Districts, Idaho County, Idaho: USGS Circ. 9, 89 P.

Reference (Deposit): Capps, S. R., And Roberts, R. J., 1939, The Dixie Placer District, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48, 35 P.

Reference (Deposit): Nicholas, F. C., 1909, Reconnaissance Of Dixie Royal Mining District: Mining World, V. 31, No. 23, P. 1129

Reference (Production): Capps, S. R., And Roberts, R. J., 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 8-91, 1991, P. 30-31.

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