Copper Queen Mine

The Copper Queen Mine is a copper mine located in Bonneville 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: Copper Queen Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

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

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 43.0967, -111.49830

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Copper Queen Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Queen Mine
Secondary: Monte Cristo


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Mount Pisgah 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Caribou Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE OF ORE ON DUMP ASSAYED 0.16 OZ AU/TON, 0.30 OZ AG/TON, 5.3 % CU


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Bornite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): 12 CARLOADS OF CU ORE WERE PRODUCED IN 1944 FROM HAND-PICKING THE DUMP. ITEM 2 CONTAINED SMALL TEST SHIPMENTS.


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1961 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNEVILLE COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO. 5 , 108 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1907 , EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR YEAR 1906

Reference (Deposit): HAMILTON, J. A., 1961 , GEOLOGY OF THE CARIBOU MOUNTAIN AREA, BONNEVILLE AND CARIBOU COUNTIES, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO; M.S. THESIS, 59 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1907 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1906

Reference (Deposit): 1961 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO. 5

Reference (Production): ITEM 1 , SAVAGE, C. N., 1961 , IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO. 1 ; ITEMS 2 , 3 , HAMILTON, J. A., 1961 , UNIV. IDAHO, M.S. THESIS


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