Highlights:- Claim groups include 6 past producing mines
– Situated between Bunker Hill and Page Mines in Idaho’s prolific “Silver Valley”
– Bunker Hill and Page mined up to Government Gulch claim boundaries
– Patented (private) ground.
– Free from environmental liabilities from prior production
– Complete package of digitized underground mine plans/workings of all the mines
The Crown Point Mine (green) and the Silver King Mine (blue) at the Bridging the Gap were mined to the 1,000 level, with average mined grades 10 oz/t Ag and 10% lead, while the Blackhawk Mine was mined between the 800 level to the 1800 level, (US Bureau of Mines filings) The Page Mine to the west was worked to the 3400 level and the Bunker Hill Mine to the east was worked down to below the 4000 level.The potential down dip extension of the Crown Point Silver King is 3,000 feet, while the Blackhawk is 2,400 feet.
Historic production reported from the Silver King Mine was 65,525 tons at 13.1 oz/t silver and 12.1% lead, while the Crown Point Mine, from 1901 – 1940, produced 51,381 tons at 10.61 ox/t silver and 10.1% lead (US Bureau of Mines filings). The Blackhawk Mine, which fed the Page Mine Mill to the west, mined 214,116 tons with average grades of 3.5 oz/t Ag, 8.1% lead and 2.2% zinc (US Bureau of Mines filings)
Located in Idaho’s highly prolific “Silver Valley” , the properties lie approximately 1 mile south of the towns of Kellogg and Smelterville off US Interstate I-90. The Bridging the Gap property consists of approximately 500 acres of patented claims and mineral rights that abut the Bunker Hill Mine to the east and the Page Mine to the west.. Mining operations were conducted by both the Bunker Hill Mine and the Page Mine right up to the east and west boundaries respectively of the Bridging the Gap group of claims.
The Bridging the Gap property includes ASARCO’s prior producing Blackhawk, Crown Point, Curlew, Ranger and Wyoming Mines.