Pittsburg Mine

The Pittsburg Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,400 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: Pittsburg Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.69, -115.30670

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Pittsburg Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pittsburg Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore


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

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: John E Sisson, William Hoff, Et. Al.
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1943

Owner Name: Erma Daulton-Hatch And Hazel Daulton-Downey
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1948


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Bornite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Malachite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Azurite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 9 SAMPLES TAKEN AVERAGED 0.22 PERCENT COBALT, 5.03 PERCENT COPPER, TRACE TO 0.11 OZ PER TON GOLD, AND 0.39 OZ PER TON SILVER.

Comment (Geology): NARROW LENTICULAR SHAPED COPPER BEARING ORE BODIES OCCUR AS REPLACEMENTS IN A SHEAR ZONE IN AMPHIBOLITE SCHISTS. THE ZONE OF OXIDATION EXTENDS TO A DEPTH OF 100 FEET, BELOW WHICH THE MINERALIZATION CONSISTS CHIEFLY OF CHALCOPYRITE AND PYRITE. THE SURFACE IS HIGHLY LEACHED AND THE COMMERCIAL SECONDARY ENRICHED ZONE EXTENDS FROM THE 25 TO 100 FOOT LEVELS. THE INDICATED THICKNESS OF ORE BODIES VARY FROM ONE TO SIX FEET AND PROBABLY AVERAGE ABOUT 3 FEET OTHER WIDELY SEPARATED ZONES ALONG THE STRIKE HAVE BEEN PROSPECTED BY SHAFTS AND TRENCHES, BUT ATTRACTIVE ORE BODIES WERE NOT DEVELOPED


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON,ALFRED,L.1943,IDA.BMGEOL PAM.65 P.25

Reference (Deposit): PROD:>$300,000 BALLARD,S.M.IDABMGEOL.PAM.28 P.25


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