Berrett and Ricks Prospect

The Berrett and Ricks Prospect is a lead mine located in Bear Lake county, Idaho.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Berrett and Ricks Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bear Lake


Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 42.2356, -111.49220

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Berrett and Ricks Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Berrett and Ricks Prospect
Secondary: Continental Claims


Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Bear Lake
District: Paris Area

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Owner Name: L. S. Berrett, E. F. Ricks,
Home Office: Ogden, Ut.
Years: 1951 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Cerussite


Comment (Workings): Several Holes And Trenches Have Been Dug, The Deepest Being 25 Ft.

Comment (Geology): The Overburden May In Part Be The Salt Lake Formation Of Late Tertiary Age.

Comment (Deposit): For More Information See D.M.E.A. Docket No. 2076, Contract Idm E 174 (1951). ; Info.Src : 2 Unpub Rept

Comment (Location): Located Near The Boulder And Hummingbird Mines.

Comment (Development): D.M.E.A. Loan Requested In 1951 (Docket No. 2076)

Comment (Deposit): Only Float Has Been Found On This Property As Workings Have Not Reached Bedrock Due To Thick Overburden.


Reference (Deposit): Commodity Files, U.S.G.S., Spokane Wa

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