Keep Cool Mine

The Keep Cool Mine is a zinc, silver, and lead mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,999 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: Keep Cool Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 47.9078, -116.44390

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Keep Cool Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Keep Cool Mine


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Lakeview 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Idaho Lakeview Mines Co.

Owner Name: Union Carbide


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
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

Form: SOME RIBBON ORE

Form: SOME RIBBON ORE


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Breccia, Gouge


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Siliceous


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS FROM LEVELS 4 AND 5 AVERAGE 20 OZ / TON AG
Analytical Data: 3 - 4 % PB
Analytical Data: 6 - 7 % ZN


Materials

Ore: Boulangerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): WALLACE STRIKES N TO NE, DIPS E. CHILCO SILVER MINES, INC. HAVE 72 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN KOOTENAI AND BONNER COUNTIES AND THIS MAY INCLUDE THE KEEP COOL PROPERTY.

Comment (Location): ADJOINS WEBER PROPERTY ON THE W

Comment (Production): SHIPMENTS TO VALUE OF ABOUT $15,000

Comment (Development): 4 PATENTED CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): SHOOTS RAKE W. CONJECTURE - KEEP COOL - SILVER LEAF VEIN IS 12000 FT LONG; 5 ADITS


References

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F. C., 1909 , A GEOLOGICAL RECONNAISSANCE OF NORTHERN IDAHO AND NORTHWESTERN MONTANA: U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 384 , 112 P.

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 31 , 25 P.

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

Reference (Deposit): 6) SPOKANE CHRONICLE, NOV. 5 , 1974

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

Reference (Deposit): 1909 RECON F. C. CALKINS, BULL. 384

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

Reference (Deposit): 1967 DIREXPL SUNSHINE MINING CO.

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

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

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


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