The Porthill District is a silver and lead mine located in Boundary county, Idaho.
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.
Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 49.00001, -116.50000
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Porthill District MRDS details
Primary: Porthill District
District: PORTHILL DISTRICT
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: REPLACEMENT VEIN
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): KIILSGARD, T.H., 1951, DESCRIPTION OF SOME ORE DESCRIPTION OF SOME ORE DEPOSITS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS TO THE PURCELL SILLS, BOUNDARY COUNTY, IDAHO: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 85
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., AND CARR, M.S., 1941, THE METAL AND COAL MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO, WITH NOTES ON THE NONMETALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 57, PT. 1
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