Golden Triplet Prospect

The Golden Triplet Prospect is a lead mine located in Boundary 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: Golden Triplet Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 48.6058, -116.07610

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Golden Triplet Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Triplet Prospect
Secondary: Cornmeal Tunnel
Secondary: Quartz Tunnel
Secondary: Idamont Lead-Zinc Mines Co.
Secondary: Leonia Gold Mining Co.
Secondary: Idaho Gold and Ruby Mining Co.
Secondary: Boulder Creek Mine


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie - Yaak 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


Type: Located Claim


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Owner Name: Leonia Gold Min. Co.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range

Mineral Deposit Model

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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

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Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 48-36-15N 116-4-30W (48.60417 -116.075); UTM N5383648 E568193 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 061N, RNG 003E, Sect 28, Sect_fract .


Reference (Deposit): Kirkham, Virgil R. D., And Ellis, Ernest W., 1926, Geology And Ore Deposits Of Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin, No. 10, 78 P

Reference (Deposit): 1926 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Bulletin 10

Reference (Deposit): Leonia Gold Mining Co.

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