Edgemont Group Prospect

The Edgemont Group Prospect is a mercury mine located in Washington 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: Edgemont Group Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 44.2333, -116.71280

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Edgemont Group Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Edgemont Group Prospect
Secondary: Curl


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Weiser


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: C. W. And R. M. Curl And H. Midland


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Opalitization


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Geology): OPALITE IN SANDSTONE AND VOLCANICS

Comment (Location): S OF THE IDAHO ALMADEN ON S SLOPE OF NUTMEG MT


References

Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C. P., 1956 , QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS NEAR WEISER, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1042-D, P. 100 .

Reference (Deposit): MERCURY IN IDAHO, 1965, USBM IC ,252

Reference (Deposit): MINES AND PROSPECTS OF THE BAKER QUAD., IBMG MINES AND PROSPECTS MAP SERIES, VE MITCHELL, ET AL.


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