Snowball Group

The Snowball Group is a silver mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,439 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: Snowball Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 9,439 Feet (2,877 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 43.6592, -113.91440

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Satelite image of the Snowball Group

Snowball Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Snowball Group


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer


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

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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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

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 108, 1956, P. 12-18.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1497-D, 1981, TABLE 24, NO. 70,

Reference (Deposit): P. 286.


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