Northern Star Prospect

The Northern Star Prospect is a molybdenum mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,499 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: Northern Star Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Molybdenum

Lat, Long: 48.8761, -116.82720

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Northern Star Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Northern Star Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Porthill 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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): About 1 Mi N Of International Molybdenum Company

Comment (Production): No Production (Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology)


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1926 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Bulletin 1


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