The Homestake Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,799 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.
Elevation: 3,799 Feet (1,158 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.1689, -116.09970
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Homestake Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Homestake Prospect
District: Clark Fork District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Cabinet Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LINEAR, SEAMLETS OR LENS
Description: Hope Fault Is Several Hundred Yards S Of Prospect; On Broad W. Limb Of Large Syncline With Axis In Montana
Description: Minor Fractures And Joint Planes, Small Brecciated Zones.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL 140 FT LONG OF SEVERAL THAT HAVE BEEN DRIVEN.
Comment (Location): BASE OF SCOTCHMAN PEAK
Comment (Geology): PRICHARD TRENDS N 10 DEG E TO N 40 DEG E AND DIPS 15 DEG SE
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 12, 132 P
Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 12
Reference (Deposit): DIREXPL
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