Texas

The Texas is a mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,546 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: Texas  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 7,546 Feet (2,300 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 42.7417, -116.91030

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Texas MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Texas
Secondary: Laxey
Secondary: Exploration Company of California
Secondary: South Mountain Mine
Secondary: Sonneman
Secondary: Golconda


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: South Mountain District


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.


Holdings

Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Bowes, William A.
Company ID: 1000866
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Info Year: 1977


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1950
Discovery Year: 1872
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Skarn Zn-Pb


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Pyrrhotite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Ilvaite
Unknown: Hedenbergite
Unknown: Epidote
Unknown: Diopside
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Garnet
Unknown: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 8-77 THE REFERENCE POINT IS THE SHAFT ON THE TEXAS CLAIM, SH THE TEXAS MINE ON THE CLIFFS 7.5 MIN QUAD TOPO MAP. THE SHA LOCATED ABOUT 300 METERS NE OF THE SOUTH MTN LOOKOUT. 8-77 VEGETATION IS SPARSE CONSISTING OF JUNIPER, SAGEBRUS & 8-77 ALTHOUGH THE AREA RECEIVES HEAVY WINTER SNOWS IT COULD PROBABLY BE WORKED YEAR-AROUND IF NECESSARY.


References

Reference (Deposit): SORENSON RE 1927 ID B M&GEOL PAM22P42

Reference (Deposit): PROD: UNKNOWN

Reference (Deposit): PIPER & LANEY 1926 ID BUR MINES & GEOL BULL 11

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN 1900 USGS 20TH ANN REPT

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT & GALBRAITH 1975 ID BUR MINES & GEOL PAMPH 162 88 P

Reference (Deposit): USBM WFOC MIN PROP FILE 235.10 SPOKANE, WASH

Reference (Deposit): SHANON 1918 AMER JOUR SCI 4TH SERIES V 45 P 118-125 NO. 266

Reference (Deposit): BELL 1907 8TH ANN REPT MIN IND IDAHO FOR 1906, BOISE, IDA

Reference (Deposit): BELL 1908 9TH ANN REPT MIN IND IDAHO FOR 1907, BOISE, IDA

Reference (Deposit): BELL 1912 13TH ANN REPT MIN IND IDAHO FOR 1911, BOISE, IDA

Reference (Deposit): BELL 1913 14TH ANN REPT MIN IND IDAHO FOR 1912, BOISE, IDA

Reference (Deposit): BELL 1907 ENG & MIN JOUR V 83 P 283-284

Reference (Deposit): MOORE 1910 11TH ANN REPT MIN IND IDAHO FOR 1909, BOISE, IDA

Reference (Deposit): 32ND ANN. REPT. MIN. IND. IDAHO FOR 1930, P.192.

Reference (Deposit): MSHA RPT MAY 1983


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