The Copper Giant Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.1817, -116.21530
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Copper Giant Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Copper Giant Prospect
Secondary: Copper Standard
Secondary: Grand Copper
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.
Owner Name: W. N. Von Caron, H. F. Thibaudeau
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: PINCH AND SWELL
Description: Vein Has Gouge Seam Along Either Wall
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Deposit): COPPER STANDARD VEIN IS CURVED: STRIKE VARIES N 40 DEG E TO N 55 DEG E, DIP FROM 73 TO 75 DEG NW; AT TOP OF MOUNTAIN, THIS IS KNOWN AS GRAND COPPER VEIN; NUMEROUS OTHER SMALL VEINS
Comment (Geology): WALLACE FORMATION STRIKES N 50 DEG E, DIPS 50 DEG E.
Comment (Location): S. SLOPE OF HOWE MOUNTAIN
Comment (Development): 5 PATENTED CLAIMS
Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 12
Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL., NO. 12, 132 P.
Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.
Reference (Deposit): SOPER, E. K., 1918 , MINING DISTRICTS OF NORTHERN IDAHO: MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS, V. 116 , P. 121 - 126
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