Copper Queen Claim

Occurrence in Lemhi county in Idaho, United States with commodities Copper, Cobalt, Gold, Nickel

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10070515
MRDS ID W013479
MAS/MILS ID 0160590063
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Queen Claim
Alternate or previous names Blackbird Mine

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -114.3245, 45.1219 (WGS84)
Elevation 2042
Location accuracy 100(meters)
Relative position 20 MI. W. OF SALMON, IDAHO
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Lemhi

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 021N 018E 22, 27 Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • NEAR HEAD OF LITTLE DEER CREEK
  • Also in sections 23 and 26.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Cobalt Primary
Gold Tertiary
Nickel Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Gold Ore
Malachite Ore
Magnetite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation, Hydrothermal, Bleaching, Gossan

Analytical data

Result .8 % NI

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Gabbro
    Rock unit name Gabbro
    Rock description Gabbro
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Eocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Eocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Rock unit name Belt Supergroup
    Rock description Belt Supergroup-Schist, Quartzite

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -114.3245, 45.1219

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Blackbird Structural Block And Haynes-Stellite Structural Block

Ore body information

  • Width 9.14M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Blackbird District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Salmon National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Hanna Mining Co.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 198.12M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF 2 ADITS, THE LOWER ONE NOW CAVED

Comments on development

  • COPPER QUEEN CLAIM NOW INCLUDED IN BLACKBIRD MINE, SEE NO. 363

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W013479
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP EC_438 http://www.idahogeology.org/

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    UMPLEBY, J.B., 1913, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF LEMHI COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 528, 182 P.

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, A.L., 1943, PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE COBALT DEPOSITS IN THE BLACKBIRD DISTRICT, LEMHI COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 61, 34 P.

  • Deposit

    CANNEY, F.C., 1953, PRELIMINARY REPORT OF GEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN THE BLACKBIRD DISTRICT, LEMHI COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS OPEN-FILE REPORT.

  • Deposit

    TRITES, A.F., AND TOOKER, E.W., 1953, URANIUM AND THORIUM DEPOSITS IN EAST - CENTRAL IDAHO, SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA: USGS BULL. 988-H, P. 175

  • Deposit

    BALDWIN, J.A., OCTOBER 8, 1976, PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1975 Ortman, Dale; Miller, Pat U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 02-FEB-2010 Causey, J. Douglas U.S. Geological Survey Combined data from MAS/MILS record number 0160590063 (DEP_ID 10290662) and deleted record.