Twin Peaks Prospects

The Twin Peaks Prospects is a mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,699 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: Twin Peaks Prospects  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 6,699 Feet (2,042 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.0853, -116.85220

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Twin Peaks Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Twin Peaks Prospects


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Carson District


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

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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Brecciation; Rhyolite Dome


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SEMI - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF SPECIMEN GAVE 17.0 OZ. AG/TON. SECOND SPECIMEN YIELDED LESS THAN 5 OZ. AG/TON.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEIN IN ONE PIT STRIKES N 45 DEG W, DIPS 30 DEG W

Comment (Location): ON W. SIDE OF THE S. PEAK ABOUT 200 FT. BELOW THE SUMMIT. AND NEAR HEAD OF LITTLE COW CREEK BETWEEN PEAKS.


References

Reference (Deposit): ASHER, R. R., 1968, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF A PORTION OF THE SILVER CITY REGION, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 138, 106 P

Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 13


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