Gem Copper

The Gem Copper is a copper mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,520 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: Gem Copper  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,520 Feet (768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 48.7792, -116.89280

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Gem Copper MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gem Copper


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Bonner

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): BELL R N ANNUAL RPT MNG IND IDAHO 1906 P 90-97 AND 1909 P 41

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE C N 1967 IDA BUR MNS COUNTY RPT NO 6 P.120

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