Humming Bird Group

The Humming Bird Group is a lead and copper mine located in Bear Lake county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,201 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: Humming Bird Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bear Lake

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 42.2372, -111.50420

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Humming Bird Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Humming Bird Group


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bear Lake
District: Bear Lake 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

Type: Located Claim
Type: Patented


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1897
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR

Form: TABULAR, FISSURE VEIN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Bear River Syncline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CU CARBONATES AND SULPHATE FORM LESS THAN 1 % OF ORE


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Copper
Ore: Brochantite
Gangue: Jasper
Unknown: Azurite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Tennantite
Unknown: Tetrahedrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): Tunnels, Inclines, Shafts

Comment (Production): 7-77 Production Less Than 500 Tonnes. 53 Tonnes Produced In With An Average Grade Of 3.9% Copper. 7-77 Mineralized Zone Trends N19w. Individual Vein Mined Tr N60w And Dips 40 Sw.

Comment (Production): Deposit Has Been A Minor Producer


References

Reference (Deposit): Toepfer 1951 Usdm Rev Of Exam Rept Humming Bird Mine

Reference (Deposit): USBM Mineral Property File 121.4 - Includes Correspondence & Property Report

Reference (Deposit): Mansfield, G. R., 1927 , Geography, Geology, And Mineral Resources Of Part Of Southeastern Idaho: USGS Prof. Paper 152 , P. 345

Reference (Deposit): Richards, R. W., 1911 , Notes On The Lead And Copper Deposits In The Bear River Range, Idaho And Utah: USGS Bulletin 470 , P. 177 - 187

Reference (Deposit): 1911 Recon R. W. Richards, Bulletin 470

Reference (Deposit): 1927 Recon G. R. Mansfield, Prof. Paper 152

Reference (Production): Mansfield, G. R., 1927 , USGS Prof. Paper 152 , P. 345


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