The Coeur d’Alene Silver District has produced over 1.2 billion ounces of silver since the 1880s.

The Silver Valley within the Coeur d’Alene District is an active underground mining district with numerous notable silver, zinc, lead mines that have produced at >2,000 feet below surface including the following mines located along the Osburn Fault to the east of the Ranger-Page (ordered from west to east); all these mines are located within a 15 km long east-west corridor:

  • Ranger-Page Project: option to own by Silver Valley Metals – Page Mine – mined to 2,644 feet (below elevation) and remains open at depth with historic resources – Blackhawk Mine – mined to 1200 feet and remains open at depth; 4 other mines mined to 200 feet
  • Bunker Hill Mine: owned by Bunker Hill Mining – mined to 4,000 feet and remains open at depth, is actively pursuing a re-start of operations
  • Crescent Mine: private – mined to over 4,000 feet and remains open at depth, and currently evaluating a re-start of operations
  • Sunshine Mine: owned by Silver Opportunity Funds – mined to 6,000 feet and remains open at depth, and currently evaluating a re-start of operations
  • Coeur Mine: owned by 60-40% JV with Americas Gold and Silver, and Eric Sprott, respectively. Mined to 3900 level
  • Galena Complex: owned by 60-40% JV with Americas Gold and Silver, and Eric Sprott, respectively. Current depth to 5500 level and #3 shaft (abandoned) to 5800 feet
  • Star-Morning Mine: owned by Hecla – mined to 8000 level and PEA completed
  • Lucky Friday Mine: owned by Hecla – #4 shaft sunk to 8800 level. One of the deepest silver, zinc, lead mines in North America
  • Bunker Hill Mine: Bordering Ranger-Page to the east. Commenced production in 1891 with total production of ~165m oz Ag (~15% of the Coeur d’Alene’s total district production of 1.2bn oz Ag) and >5Mt of base metals from 35Mt of ore, becoming one of the largest producers in the Silver Valley since 1886
  • Galena Complex: Currently in mine rehabilitation and exploration and development by Americas Gold & Silver (TSX/NYSE-A:USAS). The Galena Complex is located on private land with no federal permits required. Current depth to 5500 level
The Silver Valley, a prolific mining jurisdiction with 5 historic mines on the Ranger-Page property
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