The Granite Group is a silver and iron mine located in Custer county, Idaho.
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Primary Mineral: Silver, Iron
Lat, Long: 43.9033, -113.68110
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Granite Group MRDS details
Primary: Granite Group
Secondary: Granite Nos. 1, 2, and 3
Secondary: Granite No. 2
Secondary: Granite No. 3
Secondary: Silver King
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: Challis National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: FS MIN EXAM 1961 PLUMB
Comment (Deposit): This Group Consists Of The Shadyside, Anna, Granite Nos 1 , 2 , And 3 Claims
Reference (Deposit): Mitchel, V.E., Et Al, Mines And Prospects Of The Idaho Falls Quadrangle, Idaho, 1981, Map No. 17.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. Forest Service, Challis National Forest 2810 Files
Reference (Deposit): McHugh and others, U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 6-91, 1991, Table A-4, No. 569, P. 238.
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