Mountain Goat Mine

Past Producer in Elmore county in Idaho, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10070006
MRDS ID W007838
MAS/MILS ID 0160390021
Record type Site
Current site name Mountain Goat Mine
Alternate or previous names Idaho Gold Corporation

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.28264, 43.69658 (WGS84)
Elevation 1676
Relative position 1/2 MI N OF ROCKY BAR
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Elmore

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 004N 010E 08 SENE Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • On The East Side Of Blake'S Gulch


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) Oxidation

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Rock unit name Idaho Batholith-Quartz Monzonite
    Rock description Idaho Batholith-Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.28264, 43.69658

Ore body information

  • General form LENTICULAR
    Width 10.97M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fractures, Faults

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Rocky Bar District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Boise National Forest

Comments on the production information

  • $100,000 Produced By 1881

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 152.4M
    Overall depth 60.96M

Comments on the workings information

  • Length Of Workings Probably Exceeds The 500 Ft. Figure. Stopes 150 Ft High Are Reported.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W007838
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA_109
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160390021 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anderson, A. L., 1943, Geology Of The Gold - Bearing Lodes Of Rocky Bar District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65., P. 3

  • Deposit

    1943 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 6

  • Production

    Anderson, A. L., 1943, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 30

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit This Mine May Have Been Known As The Idaho Bonanza Or Alturas In The Early Days, In Which Case $100,000 Was Produced By 1881.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1975 Steigner, William D. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-SEP-1976 Siefken, Robert R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 02-JAN-1997 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines