Bluebird Mine

The Bluebird Mine is a silver 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: Bluebird Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 48.13389, -116.48722

Map: View on Google Maps

Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.


Satelite image of the Bluebird Mine

Bluebird Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bluebird Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Pend Oreille 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: Silver Butte Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: 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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Wallace Formation Crumpled; Vein Cut By Faulting


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Sericite


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: VARIABLE


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Polybasite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, E., 1928, GEOLOGY AND SILVER ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PEND OREILLE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET, NO. 31, 25 P.

Reference (Deposit): GREEN, W.R., 1976 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN AREA, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO: PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERTATION, 108 P.

Reference (Deposit): MINING RECORD, AUG. 4 , 1976

Reference (Deposit): 1928 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 31

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6


Idaho Gold

Where to Find Gold in Idaho

"Where to Find Gold in Idaho" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Idaho. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Idaho.