The Passover Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,899 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.
Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.6989, -115.25640
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Passover Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Passover Prospect
District: Rocky Bar District
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: Sawtooth National Forest
Owner Name: Harris And Oram
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Year: 1937
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR, STRINGERS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stains, Oxidation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: 1/2 CU. YD GAVE 5 OZ AU. A 14 - FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE GAVE 0.25 OZ AU/TON. SOME ORE HAD 5 OZ AU/TON.
Comment (Location): Near Older Workings On The Gold Bug & General Grant Lodes
Comment (Geology): Dike Trends N 30 Deg E
Comment (Workings): Several Cuts And A Glory Hole 15 Ft. In Diameter And 20 Ft. Deep. Granophyric Dike - N 30 Deg E.
Comment (Deposit): Some Free Gold In Fractures.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1930'S
Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1943, Geology Of The Gold - Bearing Lodes Of Rocky Bar District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 34.
Reference (Deposit): Wagner, W.R.T., 1939, The Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Rocky Bar District, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho M.S. Thesis, 32 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1943 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 6
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