Blue Bucket Prospect

The Blue Bucket Prospect is a gold mine located in Gem county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,701 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: Blue Bucket Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Gem

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

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.8789, -116.27470

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Blue Bucket Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Bucket Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Gem
District: West View 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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Pyritization


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): ORE SAID TO BE RICH

Comment (Location): 1,500 FT. DOWN STREAM OF THE BLACK CROOK.


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, WALDEMAR, 1897, THE MINING DISTRICTS OF THE IDAHO BASIN AND THE BOISE RIDGE, IDAHO: USGS ANN. REPT. 18, PT. III, P. 717

Reference (Deposit): 1897 GEOLMAP LINDGREN, 18TH ANN. REPT. PT. II


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