Location and Access
The Fall Creek Project hosts the New York mine. The mine is on the north side of Fall Creek in the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of section 23 and the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 24, T29N, R6E, on the Golden 7.5 minute quadrangle. Access from State Highway 14 is on FS Road 649 about 7 miles to FS Road 78528, then west about 1/2 mile to the end of Road 78528 at the mine.
HistoryPast gold-silver producer in the Ten-Mile District, Idaho County. Established mine with mill site. Inside tunnels with upgrades including annex drill sites.
Geology and MineralizationThe New York structure is typified by a well defined quartz fissure vein injected between recrystallized, quartzitic walls. Following a major fault zone, the vein describes an inverted ''V'', as the base increases in width with depth. In the upper region, the vein dips at 25 degrees, increasing with depth to a general inclination of 45 degrees at the mill-adit level. Overall pitch of the Vein thickness varies from one to five feet. Hence, projection of the developed fissure indicates that the vein will progressively increase in size with depth. Drill cores have intersected the structure 75 ft beneath the mill-adit level, the present lowest drift. At this intersection two paralleling veins with substantial mineralization were indicated. Other than this data, no information is known concerning the ultimate base of the mineralized vein. Apparently its dip is erratic, and increases with depth.