Painter Mine

The Painter Mine is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho.

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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.

Mine Info

Name: Painter Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.4222, -115.46030

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Painter Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Painter Mine
Secondary: Surprise Group
Secondary: Idaho Newsome


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Salmon River District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Primitive Area
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: Idaho Primitive Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Robert V. Hansberger
Home Office: Idaho
Years: 1973 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1935
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: LENSES AND STRINGERS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Intense Fracture System


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Fe Oxides


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CHIP, DUMP AND GRAB SAMPLES CONTAINED UP TO 3.95 OZ AU/TON AND UP TO 1.52 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Limited Potential Estimated

Comment (Location): Near Confluence Of Little Five Mile Creek And Salmon River, In Bottom Of Salmon R. Canyon

Comment (Development): 4 Patented Claims; Mill; Shaft, Head Frame, Hoist House, Aerial Tramway On East Side Of River, Shop And Oil Storage Shed On The West Side

Comment (Workings): 5 Adits, 2 Trenches, 1 Pit On East Side; 1 Adit, 2 Trenches, 1 Pit On West Side

Comment (Geology): Andesite Dikes Trend Generally East And Dip South

Comment (Commodity): Two Selected Samples Were Collected. One Contained 40.43 Grams Gold And 21.58 Grams Silver Per Tonne. The Second Sample Assayed 135 Gram Gold Per Tonne.


References

Reference (Deposit): WFOC Mineral Property File 016 049 0243

Reference (Deposit): 1970 Recon P. L. Weis And Others, Bulletin 1353-C

Reference (Deposit): Lorain, S. H., 1938, Gold Mining And Milling In Idaho County: USBM Inf. Circ. 7039, 90 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1938 Recon USBM Inf. Circ. 7039

Reference (Deposit): Weis, P. L., Schmitt, L. J., And Tuchek, E. T., 1972, Mineral Resources Of The Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1353 - C, P. 23 - 27

Reference (Deposit): Cater, F. W., And Others, 1973, Mineral Resources Of The Idaho Primitive Area And Vicinity, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1304, 431 P.

Reference (Production): Cater, F. W., And Others, 1973, Bulletin 1304.

Reference (Deposit): 1973 Recon F. W. Cater And Others, Bulletin 1304


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