Greenback Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10070030
MRDS ID W007872
MAS/MILS ID 0160390658
Record type Site
Current site name Greenback Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.12033, 43.78239 (WGS84)
Elevation 2057
Relative position 1 1/2 MI SSE OF ATLANTA
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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 005N 011E 11 Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • On The North Side Of The Upper Part Of Quartz Cr.; Previous Quad Designation = Boise 1:250000; Latitude-Longitude Values Calculated From Township, Range, Section.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Fe Stains

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.12033, 43.78239

Ore body information

  • General form POCKETS , LENTICULAR
    Strike WNW
    Dip STEEP
    Width 4.88M
    Length 609.6M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture

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 Atlanta District Or Middle Boise District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Boise National Forest

Comments on the production information

  • A Small Amount Of Rich Ore Was Reportedly Mined.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 36.58M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W007872
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA__59 http://www.idahogeology.org/
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160390658 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anderson, A. L., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Atlanta District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 69

  • Deposit

    1939 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 4

  • Production

    Anderson, A. L., 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 69

  • Deposit

    IBMG Mines & Prospects Of Hailey Quad, June 1981, Hustedde And Others

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1975 Steigner, William D. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-AUG-1976 Everett, Sandra E. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 14-NOV-1983 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines