Blackbird mine

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Blackbird mine
Location
Blackbird mine is located in Idaho
Blackbird mine
Blackbird mine
Location in Idaho
Location Lemhi County
State Idaho
Country United States
Coordinates 45°7′2″N 114°20′33″W / 45.11722°N 114.34250°W / 45.11722; -114.34250Coordinates: 45°7′2″N 114°20′33″W / 45.11722°N 114.34250°W / 45.11722; -114.34250

Blackbird mine was a large cobalt mining facility in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States.

Mining for gold started in 1893 and the cobalt content was recognized in 1901. The mine produced copper and cobalt between 1902 and 1968.[1][2]

The deposit still holds considerable amounts of copper and cobalt.[3][4]

The mine site became a superfund site and was cleaned up in the 1990s.[2][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ The richest hole in the mountain. Popular Mechanics. May 1952. 
  2. ^ a b "Blackbird Mine". Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 
  3. ^ "BLACKBIRD CO-CU DEPOSITS (MODEL 24d; Earhart, 1986)". USGS. 
  4. ^ *United States, Office of Technology Assessment. Strategic materials : Technologies to reduce U.S. Import vulnerability. ISBN 9781428923515. 
  5. ^ "Blackbird Mine". Environmental Protection Agency. 
  6. ^ "PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT, BLACKBIRD MINE, COBALT, LEMHI COUNTY, IDAHO". EPA. 
  7. ^ *"Blackbird Mine". NOAA. 

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