Warren district vein system

Region West, Northwest
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area Cluster of antimony and tellurium occurrences in Belt rocks taken from the Idaho Geological Survey database.
Identified resources Historical production of gold from placers and small vein deposits.
Production Unknown.
Status Past mining.
Estimated resources Unknown.
Geologic maps Burmester and others (1990), scale 1:62,500; Lund (2004), scale 1:100,000.
Geophysical data See U.S. Geological Survey (1972c), scale 1:250,000.
Favorable rocks and structures About 40 fissure veins with quartz and sulfides fill well developed joints that cut quartz monzonite bedrock (Reed, 1937).
Deposits Hinkson-Bishop mine (MRDS dep_id: 10071521), Harris-Holte mine (MRDS dep_id: 10071520), Wells prospect (MRDS dep_id; 10289489), Antimony Bar No. 1 occurrence (MRDS dep_id: 10011566), Tecla Ann occurrence (MRDS dep_id: 10290239), Dewey Vein prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10093586).
Evidence from mineral occurrences MRDS.
Geochemical evidence Unknown.
Geophysical evidence Unknown.
Evidence from other sources Unknown.
Comments Mining in the 1800s switched from mainly placer to quartz vein mining when placers were depleted.
Cover thickness and description Veins exposed at the surface.
Authors Virginia S. Gillerman, Reed S. Lewis, Christopher A. Tate, Jane M. Hammarstrom.
New data needs Digital map compilation, high resolution geophysics.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs New mapping not requested at this time.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs High resolution, Rank 1 aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Digital elevation data needs Lidar in progress over northern portion of the focus area; needed elsewhere.