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Silver Wing Mine, Mineral Hill District, Blaine Co., Idaho, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 28' 25'' North , 114° 14' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.47361,-114.23917
Köppen climate type:Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate


REF:Deposit:: ANDERSON, A. L., AND OTHERS, 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS IN THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPH. 90, P. 35
Deposit:: PROD:$30,000 WORTH OF ORE REPORTED SHIPPED.
Deposit:: 1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUR. MINES & GEOL. PAMPH. 9
Production:: AND
Commodities (Major) - Lead
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Idaho Batholith
Host Rock: Argillite


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2 valid minerals.

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Early Permian - Middle Pennsylvanian
272.3 - 315.2 Ma



ID: 2117585
Wood River Formation, Eagle Creek Member

Age: Paleozoic (272.3 - 315.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:: {silty or sandy micritic limestone, micritic sandstone}; Minor:: {quartz arenite}

Reference: Zientek, M.L., P.D. Derkey, R.J. Miller, J.D. Causet et al. Spatial Databases for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1235 Version 1.0. [25]

Devonian - Ordovician
358.9 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2854857
Sedimentary rocks (Devonian to Ordovician)

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Summerhouse Formation; Kinnikinic Formation; Swan Peak Formation; Fish Haven Formation; Laketown Formation; Jefferson Formation; Three Forks Formation; Darby Formation; Phi Kappa Formation; Trail Creek Formation; Milligen Formation

Description: Marine dolostone and limestone and sandstone in east-central and southeastern Idaho (Summerhouse, Kinnikinic, and Swan Peak sandstones, Fish Haven, Laketown, Jefferson, Three Forks, and Darby formations) and deep-water carbonaceous mudrocks of Phi Kappa, Trail Creek, and Milligen formations east of Ketchum. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Lithology: Major:{dolostone,limestone,sandstone}, Minor:{mudstone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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