Mountain Chief Prospect

The Mountain Chief Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: Mountain Chief Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.7958, -116.92390

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Mountain Chief Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mountain Chief Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Priest Lake


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: Occurrence
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: Selkirk Range - Plowboy Mountain


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrrhotite


Comments

Comment (Location): 1/2 MI W OF UPPER PRIEST LAKE

Comment (Workings): 2 DRIFTS


References

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, F. C., 1910 , ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1909 , 139 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1910 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1909

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. NO. 6

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): LANCASTER, J., 1910 , PRIEST LAKE DISTRICT, IDAHO: THE MINING WORLD, V. 32 , P. 100


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