Lost Penny Prospect

The Lost Penny Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,300 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: Lost Penny Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,300 Feet (701 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.2744, -116.34440

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Lost Penny Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lost Penny Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Earl Odekirk


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: Cabinet Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ONE SAMPLE ASSAYED IN CANADA EXCEEDED $400/TON.


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): PIT

Comment (Location): 0.1 MI N OF HIGHWAY 10A, JUST E OF TRESTLE CREEK BRIDGE.


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): STALEY, W. W., 1962, LOST PENNY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): 1962 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. O. F. REPT.

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6


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