Golden Bear Lode

Occurrence in Elmore county in Idaho, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10070021
MRDS ID W007857
MAS/MILS ID 0160390704
Record type Site
Current site name Golden Bear Lode

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.28844, 43.69068 (WGS84)
Elevation 1661
Relative position 1/4 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 SWSESE Idaho


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) -115.28844, 43.69068

Ore body information

  • General form LENSES, STRINGERS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
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 workings information

  • 2 Short Tunnels

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W007857
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA_114
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160390704 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, Plate 1

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    IBMG Mines & Prospects Of Hailey Quad, 1981, Hustedde

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 14-NOV-1983 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines