Vulcan Mine

The Vulcan Mine is a silver, tungsten, and lead mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,301 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.

Mine Info

Name: Vulcan Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,301 Feet (1,006 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Tungsten, Lead

Lat, Long: 47.9808, -116.43140

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Vulcan Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Vulcan Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Tungsten
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Lakeview 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: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Vulcan Silver Min. Co.

Owner Name: Cominco American


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1890
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL

Form: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: R
Description: Packsaddle Fault On The W; Cascade Fault To The E

Type: L
Description: Contactzone; Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Abundant Gossan; Epidote


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON VULCAN HILL

Comment (Development): 14 UNPATENTED CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): 5 DRIFTS


References

Reference (Deposit): WESTERN MINING NEWS, 1974 - 1975 DIRECTORY OF MINES IN IDAHO (COEUR D'ALENES) AND WASHINGTON, P. 157

Reference (Deposit): WESTERN MINING NEWS, JAN. 24 , 1969

Reference (Deposit): 1906 OTHER D. F. MAC DONALD, BULL. 285

Reference (Deposit): 1974 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL., PAMPHLET 156

Reference (Production): MAC DONALD, D. F., 1906 , USGS BULL. 285 , P. 41 - 52

Reference (Deposit): MAC DONALD, D. F., 1906 , ECONOMIC FEATURES OF NORTHERN IDAHO AND NORTHWESTERN MONTANA: U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 285 , P. 41 - 52

Reference (Deposit): KUN, P., 1974 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE LAKEVIEW MINING DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 156 , 47 P.


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