Copper Giant Prospect

The Copper Giant Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Copper Giant Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.1817, -116.21530

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Copper Giant Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Giant Prospect
Secondary: Copper Standard
Secondary: Grand Copper


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork 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

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: W. N. Von Caron, H. F. Thibaudeau


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Cabinet Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: L
Description: Vein Has Gouge Seam Along Either Wall


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: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Bornite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

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


References

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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