The Hottentot Claims is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,199 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: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.4964, -116.39060
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Hottentot Claims MRDS details
Primary: Hottentot Claims
District: Clark Fork District
Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest
Owner Name: J. E. Breinich
Owner Name: Don Samuelson
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
Description: Shears And Joints; Pegmatite Lit - Par - Lit Injection
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericite, Local Segregations Of Biotite, Limonite Stains
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Paleocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Analytical Data: LOCALLY, GEIGER COUNTERS RECORD 10 TIMES BACKGROUND COUNT ON PEGMATITE
Comment (Development): 8 CLAIMS
Comment (Deposit): PEGMATITE DIKE SEVERAL THOUSAND FT LONG
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL EXPLORATION PITS
Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL OCCURRENCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.
Reference (Deposit): POWERS, HAROLD A., 1956, HOTTENTOT #1 & 2: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): 1956 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. O. F. REPT.
Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6
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