Copper Falls Prospect

The Copper Falls Prospect is a lead mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 feet.

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: Copper Falls Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 48.97, -116.14250

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Copper Falls Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Falls Prospect
Secondary: Geneva Claims
Secondary: Big T Prospect
Secondary: Pulpit Mountain Mining Co.
Secondary: Copper Ridge Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie Yaak District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range - Copper Mountain


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Pb Isotopes: Pb206/Pb204 = 17.769; Pb207/Pb204 = 15.531; Pb208/Pb204 = 37.710


References

Reference (Deposit): Zartman, R. E., And Stacey, J. S., 1971, Lead Isotopes And Mineralization Ages In Belt Supergroup Rocks, Northwestern Montana And Northern Idaho: Econ. Geol., V. 66, P. 849 - 860

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Sandpoint Quad, Location No. 12.


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