Jessie Benton Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10105573
MRDS ID W007869
MAS/MILS ID 0160390011
Record type Site
Current site name Jessie Benton Mine
Alternate or previous names Bixby Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.12123, 43.78489 (WGS84)
Elevation 1905
Relative position .5 MI S 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

  • Up The Slope On The E. Side Of Quartz Creek; Previous Quad Designation = Boise 1:250000; Latitude-Longitude Values Calculated From Township, Range, Section.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Fe - Oxides, Scorodite

Analytical data

Result $123.53/TON IN 1883

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) -115.12123, 43.78489

Ore body information

  • General form BUNCHES, LENSES , PINCH AND SWELL
    Width 3.05M
    Length 1097.28M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zone

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Atlanta District Or Middle Boise District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Boise National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Bixby Group

Comments on the production information

  • $80,000 Total Production, Gold And Silver.

Comments on development

  • Stamp Mill

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W007869
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA__58 http://www.idahogeology.org/
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160390011 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anderson, A. L., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits, Atlanta District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49. P. 6

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    Anderson, A. L., 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 67.

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