Independence Mine

Past Producer in Elmore county in Idaho, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10070020
MRDS ID W007855
MAS/MILS ID 0160390020
Record type Site
Current site name Independence Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.28654, 43.69678 (WGS84)
Elevation 1753
Relative position 1/2 MILE 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 C W2E2 Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • On The Ridge Between Steele Cr. & Blake'S Gulch
  • Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 43-41-51N 115-17-2W (43.6975 -115.28389); UTM N4839500 E638300 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 004N, RNG 010E, Sect 08, Sect_fract <blank>.


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

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) -115.28654, 43.69678

Ore body information

  • General form LINEAR
    Strike N
    Dip 65 DEG E
    Width 0.91M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fractures

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Rocky Bar District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Boise National Forest

Comments on the production information

  • $50,000 Total Production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Several Blocked Tunnels, One Of Which Is 400 Ft Long; And A 55 Ft Winze.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W007855
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA_110
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160390020 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anderson, A. L., 1943, Geology Of The Gold - Bearing Lodes, Rocky Bar District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 2

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    Anderson, A. L., 1943, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 29

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 13-MAR-1995 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines