Golden Sceptre Mine

The Golden Sceptre Mine is a thorium mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 feet.

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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: Golden Sceptre Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Thorium

Lat, Long: 48.9911, -116.42170

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Golden Sceptre Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Sceptre Mine
Secondary: Golden Septure
Secondary: Hall Mountain


Commodity

Primary: Thorium
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


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

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: N. W. Prospecting And Development Co. ( 1960 )

Owner Name: Golden Scepter Mining Co., Ltd.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1976


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1955
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Cabinet Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS, STRINGERS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Vein On Sill - Quartzite Contact


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Slight bleaching

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Epidote
Alteration Text: Epidote


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: OPERATOR IN 1955 REPORTED UP TO 20 % THORIUM
Analytical Data: LENS AS A WHOLE IS WEAKLY RADIOACTIVE (LESS THAN 1 MR/HR) ALTHOUGH READINGS UP TO 5 MR/HR WERE OBTAINED. 2 GRAB SAMPLES DETECTED 0.47 AND 1.94 % THO2 , 0.0185 AND 0.0159 % RE2O3


Materials

Ore: Thorite
Ore: Erythrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Schorlite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: RADIOACTIVITY - 1955

Comment (Deposit): Thorite Vein Strikes N 35 Deg W, Dips 80 Deg Sw; Lower Adit Follows Mineralized Fault Which Strikes N 25 Deg W, Dips 85 - 89 Deg Ne

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Good Possibilities For High Grade Thorium

Comment (Location): Lowest Adit Is At 2600 Ft.

Comment (Commodity): Thorite Discovered By Prospectors On Tailings Dump In 1955.

Comment (Development): 9 Claims Golden Septure, 8 Claims Northwest

Comment (Deposit): Operator (1955) Reports Up To 20% Thorium. Erythrite, Epidote, And Schorlite In Quartz-Calcite Vein Downslope From Diorite Ledge. Vein Strikes N 70 Deg W, Dips 85 Deg Ne, Andis 20 Ft Wide. Vein Penetrated By 20-Ft Adit. Chloritic Material Separates Vein And Diorite.

Comment (Workings): 25 Ton Mill; 2 Tunnels; 4000 Ft Workings ( 2 Adits ) During Thorite Exploration


References

Reference (Deposit): 5) Weis, P.L., And Others, 1958 , Reconnaissance For Radioactive Minerals In Washington, Idaho, And Western Montana, 1952 - 1955 : USGS Bulletin 1074-B, 48 P.

Reference (Deposit): 6) Staatz, M.H., And Others, 1974 , Distribution And Occurrence Of Rare Earths In The Thorium Veins Of Hall Mountain, Idaho: USGS Jour. Research, V. 2 , No. 6 , P. 677 - 683

Reference (Deposit): 5) Weis, P. L., And Others, 1958 , Reconnaissance For Radioactive Minerals In Washington, Idaho, And Western Montana 1952 - 1955 : USGS Bulletin 1074-B, 48 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1951 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Pamphlet No. 85

Reference (Deposit): A.E.C. Inspected Property

Reference (Deposit): 1958 Recon P. L. Weis And Others, Bulletin 1074-B

Reference (Deposit): 1960 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Pamphlet No. 122

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, Thor. H., 1951, Descriptions Of Some Ore Deposits And Their Relationships To The Purcell Sills, Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet, No. 85, 31 P.

Reference (Deposit): Le Moine, Denis, 1960, Geology Of Thorite Deposits Of The Hall Mountain Area, Boundary County, In Study Of Two Thorite Deposits: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet, No. 122, P. 15 - 22.

Reference (Deposit): Powers, Harold A., 1955, Golden Septure: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report.

Reference (Deposit): Le Moine, D., 1959 , Thorite Deposits And General Geology Of The Hall Mountain Area, Boundary County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, M.S. Thesis, 68 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1974 Compile M.H. Staatz And Others, Jour. Research, V. 2 , No. 6

Reference (Reserve-Resource): Powers, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., 1955 (& 1956), Open - File Summary Report.

Reference (Deposit): Soper, 1918, Mining And Science Press V 116, P 126


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