Constant Hope Prospect

The Constant Hope Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Constant Hope Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.7614, -115.14000

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Constant Hope Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Constant Hope Prospect
Secondary: Gadsby Lead-Nickel Mine


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Atlanta Or Middle Boise 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.
Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest


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Type: Surface/Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe - Stains, Scorodite, Oxidation


Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

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Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Workings): Half A Dozen Caved Cuts And Tunnels

Comment (Location): Up Trail Cr. 1/4 Mi Above The Yuba R. On Opposite Side Of Ridge From The Pal On Slope N Of Yuba River.; Previous Quad Designation = Boise 1:250000; Latitude-Longitude Values Calculated From Township, Range, Section.


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits Of Atlanta District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 7

Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines & Prospects Of Hailey Quad, 1981, Hustedde

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