The Damon Group Prospect is a gold mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,098 feet.
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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
Primary: Damon Group Prospect
District: Moyie - Yaak District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range - Scout Mountain
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Some Brecciation With 1 To 2 Inches Gouge.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
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.
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
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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