American Eagle Prospect

The American Eagle Prospect is a silver, lead, gold, copper, and zinc mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,201 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.

Mine Info

Name: American Eagle Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,201 Feet (671 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Gold, Copper, Zinc

Lat, Long: 48.08722, -116.52333

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American Eagle Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: American Eagle Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Pend Oreille District


Land Status

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: R. A. Martin, J. A. Evans


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: L
Description: Contact ?


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Sericite


Rocks

Name: Silt
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Silt
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON W. SHORE OF PEND OREILLE LAKE


References

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): GREEN, W.R., 1976 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN AREA, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO: PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERTATION, 108 P.

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


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