Freeman Lake Silica Mine

The Freeman Lake Silica Mine is a silica mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,900 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: Freeman Lake Silica Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silica

Lat, Long: 48.22, -117.02417

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Freeman Lake Silica Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Freeman Lake Silica Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silica


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Priest 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

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Katherine Grover

Owner Name: Pacific Northwest Alloys, Inc.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Selkirk Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stains


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: QUARTZ SAMPLED OVER 99 % SIO2


Materials

Ore: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): SEVERAL THOUSAND TONS PRODUCED

Comment (Workings): QUARRY


References

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1956 , FREEMAN LAKE SILICA DEPOSIT: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPT

Reference (Deposit): 1956 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPT


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