Red Cloud Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10105651
MRDS ID W013595
Record type Site
Current site name Red Cloud Mine
Related records 10143777

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -114.4478, 43.5172 (WGS84)
Elevation 2134
Relative position 7 MI W OF HAILEY
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Blaine

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 002N 017E 8 Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • 1.5 MI NW OF RED ELEPHANT MINE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Argillite
    Rock unit name Wood River Formation-Argillite
    Rock description Wood River Form.-Argillite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -114.4478, 43.5172

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Extensive Faulting

Ore body information

  • General form SEAMS
    Strike N 23 DEG W
    Dip W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults, Fissures

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Mineral Hill District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Daylight Mining And Milling

Comments on the production information

  • BETWEEN 1880 AND 1902 PRODUCED ORE WITH A GROSS VALUE OF $815,802. PRACTICALLY ALL ORE RECOVERED UP TO 1907 WAS FROM 700 FT. LEVEL. 1906 CONCENTRATES TOTALED 10 CARLOADS.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 324.61M

Comments on the workings information

  • 11 LEVELS. ALL INACCESSIBLE BUT 2.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W013595
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA0333 http://www.idahogeology.org/

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, A. L., AND OTHERS, 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS IN THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 90, 73 P.

  • Deposit

    UMPLEBY, J. B., AND OTHERS, 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WOOD RIVER REGION, IDAHO, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE MINNIE MOORE AND NEAR-BY MINES: USGS BULL. 814, P. 1 - 245.

  • Deposit

    IDAHO DEPT. OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, JULY 1974 - JUNE 1975, FIRST ANNUAL REPT. ADDENDUM, 95 P.

  • Deposit

    1930 GEOLMAP J. B. UMPLEBY AND OTHERS, BULL. 814

  • Deposit

    1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 90

  • Production

    UMPLEBY, J. B., AND OTHERS, 1930, USGS BULL. 814; ITEM 17, BELL, R. N., 1907, EIGHTH ANNUAL MINING REPORT.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 3 VEINS; ABOVE IS FOR VEIN 1; 2ND VEIN STRIKES N 50 DEG W AND DIPS 60 DEG SW; 3RD VEIN STRIKES N 45 DEG W AND DIPS 70-90 DEG SW

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1973-11-01 Murphy, Lyn S.; Miller, Pat U.S. Geological Survey