Priest Lake Mining Co.

The Priest Lake Mining Co. is a lead mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,760 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: Priest Lake Mining Co.  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 4,760 Feet (1,451 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 48.9044, -116.90810

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Priest Lake Mining Co. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Priest Lake Mining Co.


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Porthill


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
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: Selkirk Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1905 Sixth Annual Report Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For The Year 1904

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1907 , Eighth Annual Report Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For The Year 1906 , P. 9

Reference (Deposit): 1907 Compile State Mine Inspector'S Report For 1906


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