Imperial Mercury

The Imperial Mercury is a mercury mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,098 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: Imperial Mercury  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 42.1744, -115.75310

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Imperial Mercury MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Imperial Mercury


Commodity

Primary: Mercury
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Diatomite


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): DRAINAGE, IDAHO: UNPUBLISHED REPORT BY THE U.S. BUREAU OF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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