Miller Brothers Mine

Past Producer in Boundary county in Idaho, United States with commodities Lead, Silver, Zinc, Nickel, Copper, Gold, Sulfides

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10069938
MRDS ID W007732
MAS/MILS ID 0160210008
Record type Site
Current site name Miller Brothers Mine
Alternate or previous names Lucky Charlie Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.29857, 48.94877 (WGS84)
Elevation 914
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Boundary

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 065N 001E 26 C S2S2 Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • Southwest Base Of Harvey Mountain 500 Ft North Of Highway 95.


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Zinc Tertiary
Nickel Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Gold Tertiary
Sulfides Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Magnetite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue


  • (Local) Iron Stains, Silicified

Analytical data

Result PB ISOTOPES: PB206/PB204 = 18.533 PB207/PB204 = 15.618 PB208/PB204 = 38.505

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Gabbro
    Rock unit name Purcell Sill-Metagabbro;Wall Mountain Stock-Syenite;Kaniksu Batholith-Granite To Granodiorite
    Rock description Purcell Sill-Metagabbro;Wall Mountain Stock-Syenite;Kaniksu Batholith-Granite To Granodiorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Rock unit name Prichard Formation-Quartzite, Argillite
    Rock description Prichard Formation-Quartzite, Argillite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.29857, 48.94877

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Occurrence On East - Dipping Limb Of Large Fold With N - Trending Axis; Purcell Trench, Kaniksu Batholith; Moyie - Leonia Fault.
Local Shear Zone At Upper Contact Of Sill.

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N 5 DEG E
    Dip 22 DEG E
    Thickness 0.3M
    Length 3218.6M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Occurrence Associated With Sills Joint Pattern; May Be Associated With Bethlehem Fault. Located On Contact Of Sill And Prichard Form.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface-Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1937

Mining district

District name Queen Mountain Or Harvey Mountain Area

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Kaniksu National Forest

Comments on the production information

  • $300,000 Late 1930'S

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 64.01M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W007732
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP SA___9
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160210008 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brackebusch, Fred W., 1969, Economic Geology Of The Queen Mountain Area, A Part Of The Purcell Range, Boundary County, Idaho: Unpublished Thesis, Univ. Idaho 76 P.

  • Deposit

    Zartman, R. E., And Stacey, J. S., 1971, Lead Isotopes And Mineralization Ages In Belt Supergroup Rocks, Northwestern Montana And Northern Idaho: Econ. Geol., V. 66, P. 849 - 860.

  • Deposit

    Kiilsgaard, T. H., 1949, Descriptions Of Some Ore Deposits And Their Relationships To The Purcell Sills, Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 85, 31 P.

  • Deposit

    1951 Other Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 8

  • Production

    Brackebusch, F. W. 1969, Univ. Of Idaho Thesis, 76 P.

  • Deposit

    V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Sandpoint Quad, Location No. 10.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1974 Miller, Pat J. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 14-NOV-1983 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines