About The Silver Valley

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 Silver District is an active underground mining district with numerous notable silver, zinc, lead mines. The Silver Valley was the second largest producer of silver in the world (behind Potosi in Bolivia). Numerous other silver, zinc, lead mines produced at >2,000 feet below surface include 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:

Page Mine – owned by ASARCO – mined to 3400 feet and remains open at depth)
Ranger-Page Project – owned by Silver Valley Metals
Bunker Hill Mine – owned by Bunker Hill Mining – mined to 5,800 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