Alamo Prospect

The Alamo Prospect is a gold, copper, and silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,199 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: Alamo Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 48.1936, -116.23940

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Alamo Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alamo Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


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: Nina Owen


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: TABULAR

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Vein Shows Little Brecciation Of Post - Mineral Movement


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chlorite; Oxidation (Limonite And Malachite Stains)


Rocks

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.74 - 15.6 OZ AG
Analytical Data: ASSAYS OF ORE SAMPLES: 0.02 - 3.0 OZ AU
Analytical Data: 0.4 - 7.0% CU
Analytical Data: 0.8 - 11.0% PB
Analytical Data: 0.0% ZN
Analytical Data: 15.5 - 17.1% FE.


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcocite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): W. SLOPE OF HOWE MOUNTAIN; 1 MI N OF CLARK FORK RIVER

Comment (Development): ALAMO NO. 2 CLAIM IS PATENTED

Comment (Deposit): VEIN MAY BE TRACED FROM SURFACE EXPOSURES FOR MORE THAN 0.5 MI; IN PLACES THE VEINS DIP VERTICALLY OR EVEN STEEPLY S

Comment (Workings): VEIN EXPLORED BY SEVERAL CUTS AND A TUNNEL

Comment (Geology): ST. REGIS BEDS STRIKE N 10 DEG E AND DIP 62 DEG SE.

Comment (Commodity): AU, AG, PB VALUES PROBABLY REFLECT LOCAL HIGH GRADE SAMPLES.


References

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): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 12

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6


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