Elsie K

The Elsie K is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,247 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: Elsie K  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,247 Feet (685 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.1667, -116.17440

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Elsie K MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elsie K
Secondary: Hope Mine
Secondary: Lawrence Mine


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


State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork Mining 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.


Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


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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: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Tetrahedrite
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Siderite
Unknown: Rhodochrosite
Unknown: Galena


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Reference (Deposit): WFOC MIN. PROP. FILE #016-017-0095.

Reference (Deposit): NW MINING NEWS 1939 V 5 NO 20 P 6-7

Reference (Deposit): STARMONT 1929 MINING TRUTH V 14 NO 8 P 7-9, 16

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON 1930 ECON GEOL V 25 NO 2 P 160-175

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON 1947 USGS BULL 944-B P 37-117

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON 1946 ECON GEOL VOL 41 NO 2 P 105-123

Reference (Deposit): LORAIN 1946 US BUR MINES REPT INV 3992, 10P 6 FIGS

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE 1967 ID BUR MINES AND GEOL CO REPT 6

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