Black Hornet Mine

Past Producer in Ada county in Idaho, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10070283
MRDS ID W013101
MAS/MILS ID 0160010002
Record type Site
Current site name Black Hornet Mine
Alternate or previous names Montana Claim, Ironsides

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.04986, 43.58378 (WGS84)
Elevation 1463
Relative position 10 MI. E. OF BOISE
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Ada

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 003N 003E 24 NW Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • Adjacent To Viola Mine, 1 Mi. Sse Of Lucky Peak


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.04986, 43.58378

Ore body information

  • General form LINEAR
    Strike NW
    Dip SW

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Black Hornet District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W013101
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP BO_335
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160010002 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Savage, C. N., 1958, Geology And Mineral Resources Of Ada And Canyon Counties: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Report No. 3, P. 52 - 53

  • Deposit

    Lindgren, W., 1898, Description Of The Boise Folio: U.S. Geological Survey Atlas, Folio 45., P. 5.

  • Deposit

    1958 Other Id. Bureau Of Mines & Geol. County Rept. No.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1976 Matthews, John Y.; Miller, Pat U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 24-JAN-1995 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines