Nickel Plate Prospect

The Nickel Plate Prospect is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,701 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: Nickel Plate Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 48.64722, -117.03472

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Nickel Plate Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Nickel Plate Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Priest Lake 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: N. J. Bostwick


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: Selkirk Range - Indian Mountain


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Epidote, Garnet


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): DRIFT NEAR N. BASE OF MOUNTAIN AND ANOTHER UP ON MOUNTAIN FLANK; LATITUDE-LONGITUDE VALUES CALCULATED FROM TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION; LAT-LONGS RECALCULATED FROM UTM'S

Comment (Development): 22 CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): DRIFTS AND SHAFT


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): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT.


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