The Imperial Mercury is a mercury mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,098 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Mercury
Lat, Long: 42.1744, -115.75310
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Imperial Mercury MRDS details
Primary: Imperial Mercury
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): DRAINAGE, IDAHO: UNPUBLISHED REPORT BY THE U.S. BUREAU OF
Reference (Deposit): MINES PREPARED FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAINAGE IN THE
Reference (Deposit): WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM, ON FILE AT WESTERN FIELD
Reference (Deposit): OPERATIONS CENTER, SPOKANE, WA, 31 P.
Reference (Deposit): MOYLE, P. R., AND BUEHLER, A. R., 1987, MINERAL RESOURCES OF
Reference (Deposit): THE BRUNEAU RIVER AND JARBIDGE RIVER STUDY AREAS, OWYHEE
Reference (Deposit): COUNTY, IDAHO: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT 5-87,
Reference (Deposit): 30 P.
Reference (Deposit): ZILKA, N. T., 1973, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE BRUNEAU RIVER
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