Mineral District

The Mineral District is a silver and copper mine located in Washington 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.

Mine Info

Name: Mineral District  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 44.5625, -117.06470

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Satelite image of the Mineral District

Mineral District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mineral District


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: MINERAL DISTRICT


Land Status

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Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: VEIN/SHEAR ZONE
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Discovery Year: 1870
Years of Production:
Organization:
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Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: L
Structure: Anticline
Description: BROAD COMPLEXLY FAULTED ANTICLINE TRENDING ENE, TWO FAULT SYSTEMS THAT CONTROL MINERALIZATION


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: CHLORITIZATION
Alteration Text: CHLORITIC ALTERATION

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: SERICITIZATION
Alteration Text: SERICITIC ALTERATION


Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L. 1952, AND WAGNER, W. R., RECONAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT: ID. BUR OF MIN. AND GEOL. PAMPH 95

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C. 1925, MINERAL AND CUDDY MTN DISTRICTS: ID. BUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13


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