Flint Gulch Prospect

The Flint Gulch Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,900 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: Flint Gulch Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.7808, -115.09190

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Flint Gulch Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Flint Gulch Prospect


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Atlanta District 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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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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


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

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

Analytical Data

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Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Workings): Several Cuts And A Short Tunnel, Caved. Vein Is Part Of Atlanta Lode Displaced 3500 Ft To Se By Montezuma Fault

Comment (Location): .5 Mi E Of The Saddle At Head Of Montezuma Gulch; Part Of The Atlanta Which Has Been Displaced About 3500 Ft To The Sw By The Montezuma Fault; Previous Quad Designation = Boise 1:250000; Latitude-Longitude Values Calculated From Township, Range, Section.


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits, Atlanta District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 70

Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines Prospects Of Hailey Quad, June 1981, Hustedde And Others

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