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Near Mullan in Shoshone County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lead-Silver Mines

 
 
Lead-Silver Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 1, 2015
1. Lead-Silver Mines Marker
Inscription. In more than a century after rich lodes were discovered in 1884, this valley has become North and South America’s largest producer of silver.

More than 5 billion dollars worth of lead, silver, and zinc—including more than a billion ounces of silver—have come from these camps. Old mines and towns at Burke, Kellogg, Murray, Mullan, Osburn, and Wardner can be reached from Wallace. First, visit the Coeur d’Alene District Mining Museum at 509 Bank Street to review the region’s mining development.
 
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department. Text prepared by the Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 421.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 47° 27.634′ N, 115° 44.144′ W. Marker is near Mullan, Idaho, in Shoshone County. Marker is on Interstate 90 7.9 miles from Exit 69 at Mullan, on the right. Click for map. It is at a Historical Site pull-off with plenty of parking, accessible only from the eastbound lanes. Exit 69 is the last exit in Idaho before you enter Montana. Marker is in this post office area: Mullan ID 83846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the
Lead-Silver Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 1, 2015
2. Lead-Silver Mines Marker
crow flies. Willow Creek Slide (here, next to this marker); History of Lookout Pass (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rough & Tumble Camps (approx. 6.4 miles away); Beast of the Bitterroots (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Trail Follows the Trains (approx. 6.5 miles away in Montana); St. Paul Pass Tunnel (approx. 6.5 miles away in Montana); The Route of the Hiawatha (approx. 6.5 miles away in Montana); The Wickedest City (approx. 6.5 miles away in Montana). Click for a list of all markers in Mullan.
 
More about this marker. A small yellow sign affixed on the lower part of the marker frame reads, “For Additional information about the heritage of Idaho, access the Idaho State Historical Society Website at www.idahohistory.net”
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Silver Valley, Idaho. “The Silver Valley is a region in the northwest United States, in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in northern Idaho. It is noted for its mining heritage, dating back to the 1880s. Silver Valley is a narrow valley about 40 miles (64 km) in length, east of the city of Coeur d’Alene. The South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River flows through the valley and Interstate 90 traverses the valley between Fourth of July Pass to the west and Lookout Pass on the Montana border. ...
Willow Creek Slide and Lead-Silver Mines Markers image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 1, 2015
3. Willow Creek Slide and Lead-Silver Mines Markers
The Silver Valley has also been referred to as the Coeur d’Alene Valley (or Coeur d’Alene mining district).” (Submitted on December 12, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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