Phi Kappa Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10144141
MAS/MILS ID 0160370017
Record type Site
Current site name Phi Kappa Mine
Alternate or previous names Black Bear Nos. 1-19, Old Glory Fraction, Clifton

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -114.20371, 43.84629 (WGS84)
Elevation 2500
Location accuracy 10(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Custer

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 006 N 019 E 21 NESW Idaho

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Unknown
Augite Unknown
Calcite Unknown
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Diopside Unknown
Feldspar Unknown
Fluorite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Grossularite Unknown
Idocrase Unknown
Pyrite Unknown
Quartz Unknown
Sericite Unknown
Sphalerite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -114.20371, 43.84629

Ore body information

  • Strike N04E
    Dip 45E
    Thickness 1.2M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 1000M
    Length 1219M
    Area 50HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #1 TABULAR
    Primary mode of Origin CONT METASOMATIC
    Secondary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control LITHOLOGY
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. SLIGHT
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 CARBONATE SILIC
    Strike And Dip N04E
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Total Surface Area (HA) 50
    Date of Last Modification 830316

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1885

Mining district

District name Alto District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented
Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Challis National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Taylor, Ivan
    ID 1001262
    Interest 95
    Home office Box 65 Mackay, Idaho 83251
    Year 1976

Comments on the production information

  • DEPOSIT HAS BEEN A MINOR PRODUCER. PRODUCTION IS ONGOING.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0160370017
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 1001262
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA_259 http://www.idahogeology.org/

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 814, 1940, P. 203-206.

  • Deposit

    IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 108, 1956, P. 18.

  • Deposit

    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1497-D, 1981, P. 197-201, 202.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-NOV-1992 Ridenour, James U.S. Bureau of Mines