Milestone

The Milestone is a silver mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,200 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: Milestone  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 43.0294, -116.85610

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Milestone MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Milestone


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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

Owner Name: Grefco
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1983


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Comment (Deposit): LOCATOR GROUP BASED ON PROBABLE CENTER OF PAST PRODUCTION. COMMIN SOME LIT MISIDENTIFIED AS CHALK OR AS CLAY (FULLERS) LOW TEMP SINTER ASSOCIATION (US BUMINES 1984); SIGNATURE IS SLIGHT MOUNDING WITH GIANT SAGE AND WHITE SILICEOUS FLOAT PREVIOUS SEQ NO 0160730071 INCORRECTLY SHARED WITH OWYHEE MERCURY PROPERTY; THIS DIAT PROP GIVEN NEW SEQ NO AUG 1984. PREVIOUS OWNER: OWYHEE PROCESING CO.


References

Reference (Deposit): POWERS HA 1947 ID BUMINES/GEO MIN RES RPT 4 P3,6,8,18-22,&27

Reference (Deposit): BLM MIN RPT 1981 ID WSA BOISE DIST OWYHEE RES AREA

Reference (Deposit): CRIB MIN RES RILE: REC NO W026794, REC TYPE X1N, DEP NO 49


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