Freeze Prospect

The Freeze Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,402 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: Freeze Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.81306, -116.73500

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Freeze Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Freeze Prospect
Secondary: Freeze
Secondary: Head of Hornet Cr.


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mountain 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: Payette National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
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: Cuddy Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): HEAD OF HORNET CREEK

Comment (Commodity): PROBABLY A CONSIDERABLE TONNAGE OF OXIDIZED ORE PRESENT

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL HUNDRED FT OF PITS AND SHAFTS

Comment (Location): LOCATED ON HEAD OF HORNET CREEK ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE BELOW THE FOREST SERVICE CABIN ON CUDDY MOUNTAIN (LIVINGSTON, 1925). NOTE: THIS AREA WAS FIELD CHECKED BY BUREAU OF MINES PERSONNEL IN 1992; THIS SITE COULD NOT BE LOCATED. THE LOCATION, AS GIVEN IN THE CITED REFERENCE, IS PLACED AT THE FOREST SERVICE GUARD STATION IN THE E/2 SEC. 30, T. 17 N., R. 3 W. HOWEVER, THE SITE COULD POSSIBLY BE UNDER ONE OF THE HORNET CREEK CREEK RESERVOIRS IN N/2 SEC. 20.


References

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1925, A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MTN. MINING DISTRICTS, WASH. AND ADAMS CO., ID: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13, 24 P

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IBMG PAMPHLET 13, 24 P


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