The Lucky Boy Prospect is a gold, silver, and zinc mine located in Boise 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.
Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Zinc
Lat, Long: 43.8906, -116.26170
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Lucky Boy Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Lucky Boy Prospect
District: West View District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Analytical Data: SELECTED ORE: 0.13 OZ AU/TON, 64 OZ AG/TON.
Comment (Deposit): AT LEAST 3 LODES, ALL SAME TREND
Comment (Development): LAND DECLARED NON - MINERAL - BEARING
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUTS AND SHORT TUNNELS
Comment (Location): S. OF PAYETTE R. 3/4 MI SW OF KENTUCK MINE
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., 1964 , MINERAL RESOURCES - MERCURY IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT NO. 1 , P. 123
Reference (Deposit): 1934 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 41
Reference (Deposit): 1964 COMPILE E. H. BAILEY - SPEC. REPT. NO. 1
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L. 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE PEARL - HORSESHOE BEND GOLD BELT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 41, P. 34.
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