The Pittsburg Mine is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,599 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: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.0892, -111.46560
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Pittsburg Mine MRDS details
Primary: Pittsburg Mine
District: Mount Pisgah District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Type: Located Claim
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: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Caribou Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: 2 SAMPLES GAVE TRACES AU AND AG, O AND 7.3 % CU
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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