Queen of the Mountains

The Queen of the Mountains is a gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,998 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: Queen of the Mountains  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 6,998 Feet (2,133 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 42.7508, -116.92560

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MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Queen of the Mountains

Queen of the Mountains MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Queen of the Mountains
Secondary: Kentuck


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


State: Idaho
County: Owyhee

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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): SORENSON RE 1927 ID B M&GEOL PAM22P41

Reference (Deposit): PROD:UNKNOWN

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