Vishnu Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10105575
MRDS ID W007888
MAS/MILS ID 0160390015
Record type Site
Current site name Vishnu Mine
Alternate or previous names Idaho, Esmeralda, Bullhide, Clifton Bell, Mountain Goat., Idaho Gold Corporation

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.30234, 43.69158 (WGS84)
Elevation 1676
Relative position 3/4 MI WNW 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 07,08 NESESE (01) Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • On The N. Side Of Bear Cr.


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrite Gangue


  • (Local) Oxidation

Analytical data

Result $2.65 - $200 AU/TO PRIOR TO 1881

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Rock unit name Idaho Batholith;Idaho Batholith
    Rock description Idaho Batholith;Idaho Batholith
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.30234, 43.69158

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike N 80 DEG W
    Dip 65 DEG N
    Width 1.83M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1863
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Rocky Bar District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Idaho Gold Corp.

Comments on the production information

  • $850,000 By 1881
  • Prod. > $300,000 Strahorn, R.E. 1881 Res. Idaho, P. 39.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 518.16M
    Overall depth 213.36M

Comments on the workings information

  • Probably More Drifts And Crosscuts Were Driven Than Indicated By The 1700 Ft Figure

Comments on development

  • Several Groups Of Claims

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W007888
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA__91
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160390015 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anderson, A. L., 1943, Geology Of The Gold - Bearing Lodes Of The Rocky Bar District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines Pam. 65, P. 2

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    Anderson, A. L., 1943, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 27

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