New Rainbow Mine

The New Rainbow Mine is a silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,438 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: New Rainbow Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,438 Feet (1,048 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 47.9058, -116.42810

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New Rainbow Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: New Rainbow Mine


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


State: Idaho
County: Bonner

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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): SAVAGE C N 1967 IDA BUR MINES COUNTY REPT NO 6 P 126

Reference (Deposit): 4 PAT 3 UNPAT CLS

Reference (Deposit): USGS TOPO MAP LOCATION

Reference (Deposit): ALSO IN SEC 35

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