Pittsburg Mine

The Pittsburg Mine is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,599 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: Pittsburg Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.0892, -111.46560

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Pittsburg Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pittsburg Mine


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Mount Pisgah District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative 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.


Type: Located Claim


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Carbonate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Carbonate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 2 SAMPLES GAVE TRACES AU AND AG, O AND 7.3 % CU


Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Workings): Adits And Pits

Comment (Deposit): On Same Porphyry Belt As Robinson Mine

Comment (Location): At Head Of Anderson Gulch

Comment (Production): A Small Amount Of Ore Was Produced In 1909.


Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Driggs Quad, Location No. 183

Reference (Deposit): Rains, R.L., And Federspiel, F.E., 1993, Mineral Resource Investigation Of The Caribou City-Stump Creek Area, Bonneville And Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 15-93, P. 19-22.

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

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