Blue Gem Claims

The Blue Gem Claims is a semiprecious gemstone mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,999 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: Blue Gem Claims  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Semiprecious Gemstone

Lat, Long: 43.9611, -114.99580

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Satelite image of the Blue Gem Claims

Blue Gem Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Gem Claims
Secondary: Sawtooth Mountains Aquamarine
Secondary: Glenns Peak
Secondary: Sawtooth Primitive Area


Commodity

Primary: Semiprecious Gemstone
Tertiary: Beryllium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise


Land Status

Land ownership: National Primitive Area
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

Type: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): CONSISTS OF FIVE BLUE GEM CLAIMS.


References

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.

Reference (Deposit): P. D-108.

Reference (Deposit): PATTEE, E.C., 1968, U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 7148, P. 75.


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