Damon Group Prospect

The Damon Group Prospect is a gold mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,098 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: Damon Group Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.89, -116.06940

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Damon Group Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Damon Group Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead


Location

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
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: Purcell Range - Scout Mountain


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Some Brecciation With 1 To 2 Inches Gouge.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Analytical Data: PB207/PB204=15.584
Analytical Data: GOLD ASSAYS FROM NOTHING TO SEVERAL DOLLARS PER TON. PB ISOTOPES: PB206/PB204=18.198
Analytical Data: PB208/PB204=37.883.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 48-53-27N 116-4-35W (48.89083 -116.07639); UTM N5415512 E567704 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 064N, RNG 003E, Sect 21,22, Sect_fract .

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

Comment (Location): 1 Mi Or More From Cynide Property

Comment (Development): 7 Unpatented Claims

Comment (Deposit): Vein Appears To Be An Extension Of The Cynide Vein


References

Reference (Deposit): 1973 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol. O.F. Rept.

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): Bishop, Don, Geology Of Boundary County: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet In Preparation.

Reference (Deposit): Zartman, R. E., And Stacey, J. S., 1971, Lead Isotopes And Mineralization Ages In Belt Supergroup Rocks, Northwestern Montana And Northern Idaho: Econ. Geol., V. 66, P. 849-860.

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


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