Black Pine Mine

The Black Pine Mine is a gold mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,070 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: Black Pine Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 6,070 Feet (1,850 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 42.08, -113.04610

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Black Pine Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Pine Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Black Pine 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: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Black Pine Mining
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1996

Owner Name: Pegasus Gold Inc.
Company ID: 1001436
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1994


Production

Year: 1995
Description: Silver Production 59300 T Oz/Yr Silver
Year: 1995
Description: Gold Production 108500 T Oz/Yr Gold
Year: 1994
Description: Silver Production 39100 T Oz/Yr
Year: 1994
Description: Gold Production 65700 T Oz/Yr
Year: 1993
Description: Silver Production 28600 T Oz/Yr
Year: 1993
Description: Gold Production 66100 T Oz/Yr
Year: 1992
Description: Gold Production 48700 T Oz/Yr


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Plant Type: Leach
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Open Pit
Milling Method: Heap Leach-Electrowin
Year First Production: 1992
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Sediment-hosted Au


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): TOTAL DEMONSTRATED RESERVES; PROV + PROB + ALL MINERALIZED MATERIAL, 12/31/96: COF FOR PROV + PROB 0.31 G/MT SR 1.8:1.0

Comment (Exploration): AS OF 1994 AN INTENSIVE EXPLORATION PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY TO INCREASE RESERVES.


References

Reference (Reserve-Resource): PEGASUS GOLD INC. 1995 FORM 10-K, PP. 7, 9, 23.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1996/97, U.S. MINES & MINING

Reference (Reserve-Resource): COMPANIES, P193.

Reference (Deposit): MSHA REPORT DATED APRINL 1980

Reference (Deposit): PAY DIRT, 3-93, P.19B.

Reference (Deposit): PEGASUS GOLD INC. 1994 FORM 10-K, PP. 6, 8, 20.

Reference (Deposit): PEGASUS GOLD INC. 1994 ANNUAL REPORT, P.5,10.

Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1994/95, U.S. MINES & MINING

Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P266.

Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, VOL 107, #34, AUG. 21, 1996, P19.

Reference (Deposit): PEGASUS GOLD INC. 1996 ANNUAL REPORT & FORM 10-K, PP. 6-7,18


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