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Lucky Friday Mine (Golden Hunter Mine), Mullan, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USAi
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Lucky Friday Mine (Golden Hunter Mine)Mine
Mullan- not defined -
Shoshone Co.County
IdahoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 28' North , 115° 48' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mullan675 (2017)0.4km
Wallace761 (2017)9.6km
Osburn1,510 (2017)15.6km
Kellogg2,069 (2017)25.3km
Wardner186 (2017)25.8km


A silver-gold-lead-zinc-copper property owned by Hecla Mining Co. Located near Mullan.
Structure: Hook Anticline, plunges 75 degrees, hosts vein

Deposit: 5-16-97: Hecla Approved Plans To Double Ag Output. The Expansion Wll Be Fuelled By The Development Of The Gold Hunter Vein (1500 M NW Of The Lucky Friday Vein). The Gold Hunter Vein Is Nearly Twice The Grade And Width Of The Lucky Friday Vein And Will Allow The Company To Increase Ag Production To Over 4 Moz By 1998. In 1996, The Operation Produced 1.9 Moz. The New Vein Will Be Mined Using Overhand Cut-And-Fill. In Addition, Hecla Plans To Upgrade Its Backfill Plant And Expand Its Concentrate Storage Facilities. Total Proven And Probable Ag Reserves At The Lucky Friday Mine Are 18.5 Moz. Property Includes The Golden Hunter Mine (Past Producer) Mas Seq# 0160790063.

Deposit type: Polymetallic veins

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Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Jamesite
Formula: Pb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe3+4(AsO4)4(OH)10
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Reference: Guidebook to the Geology of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Edited by R. R. Ried, 1961; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Jamesite8.BK.25Pb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe3+4(AsO4)4(OH)10
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Jamesite41.11.2.1Pb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe3+4(AsO4)4(OH)10
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe43+(AsO4)4(OH)10
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe43+(AsO4)4(OH)10
O CerussitePbCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S GreenockiteCdS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe43+(AsO4)4(OH)10
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe43+(AsO4)4(OH)10
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe43+(AsO4)4(OH)10
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe43+(AsO4)4(OH)10
Pb CerussitePbCO3
BiBismuth
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2

References

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Whyatt, J. K., Williams, T. J., Blake, W., Sprenke, K., & Wideman, C. (1996). Mining-induced seismicity at the Lucky Friday Mine: Seismic events of magnitude> 2.5, 1989--1994 (No. UCRL-CR-125538). Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States).
Mining Annual Review (1985): 47 & 326
Minerals Yearbook (1988) - Zinc: 3.
Brakenbusch, Silver Shaft Development. Pres. At Nwma Short Course, Spokane, Wa, Nov. 28-30, (1983).
Campbell, Guidebook To The Geology Of The Coeur D' Alene Mining District. Id Bumines And Geol. Bulletin 16, (1961), 37 Pp.
Crandell, The Silver Shaft Project At The Lucky Friday Mine. Paper Pres. At The Nwma Convention, Spokane, Wa, (1980).
Crandell, & Others. Designing Lucky Friday'S Silver Shaft. E & Mj, Apr. (1981), Pp. 68-73.
Day, H. C. The Coeur D'Alene Mining District In (1963). Id Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Pamphlet 133, 1963, 104 Pp.
E & Mj. Programming New Growth In The Coeur D'Alene, Apr. (1980), Pp. 62-66; Part 2, May (1980), Pp. 94-99.
Fryklund, Ore Deposits Of The Coeur D'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho: USGS P.P. 445, (1964), 103 Pp.
Gott, And Cathrall, Geochemical-Exploration Studies In The Coeur D'Alene District, Idaho And Montana: USGS Pp (1116), 1980, 63 Pp.
Gross, The New Lucky Friday Mine. Pres. At The (1984) Pacific Northwest Met. And Miner. Conf., Portland, Or, Apr. 30- May 2, 1984, 14 Pp.
Hecla Mining Company. Annual Report. (1976), 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983.
----. Lucky Friday Mine. Unpubl. Pamphlet, (1981), 4 Pp.
Hecla Mining Compay. Form 10-K Report To The Sec. Dec. 31, (1983).
----. Joint Proxy Statement-Prospectus For Merger With Ranchers Exploration And Development Company. June 11, (1984), Pp. 48-55, 71.
Hobbs, S. W., And Others, (1965) , Geology Of The Coeur D'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho: USGS Prof. Paper 478 , 139 P.
Leep, Geologic Features Of The Star-Morning And Lucky Friday Mines In Idaho'S Coeur D'Alene District. Pres. At Aime 16th Annual Int. Miner. Con., Vail, Co, July 18, (1980), 10 Pp.
Marks, Cut-And-Fill And Square-Set Stoping Costs For Smaller Orebodies. Ch. 8 In Mineral Industry Costs. Nwma (1982), Pp. 115-121.
Mckinstry, Deepest Single Lift Shaft In North America Nears Completion. Min. Eng., Oct. (1983), Pp. 1391-1396.
Mining Engineering. Hecla'S Silver-Lead Mines Provide A Study In Contrasts, July (1976), Pp. 59-60, 356-5, 356-6.
Ransome And Calkins. The Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Coeur D'Alene District, Idaho. USGS P.P. 62, (1908), 203 Pp
Shenon And Mcconnel. The Silver Belt Of The Coeur D'Alene District, Idaho: Id Bumines And Geol. Pamphlet No. 50, (1939), 9 Pp.
Staff, Lucky Friday Mine. Cut-And-Fill Stoping At Lucky Friday Mine. Ch. 6 In U.G. Mining Methods Hdbk. Sme-Aime (1982), Pp. 554-557.
Steckly And Lemons. A Method For Updating Cost Estimates For The Minerals Availability System. Unpubl. Bumines Rep., Ifoc, May (1976).
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Wahler, W. A., And Associates. Summary Of Hydraulic Backfill Operations In Selected Underground Mines, Coeur D'Alene District, Idaho. Bumines Contract No. Ho242026, May (1976).
The Mining Record, Sept., 4, (1996), P11.
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USGS MRDS Record:10257227

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