Hercules Group Prospect

The Hercules Group Prospect is a gold, lead, zinc, copper, and silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,101 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.

Mine Info

Name: Hercules Group Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 4,101 Feet (1,250 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.7656, -116.85940

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Hercules Group Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hercules Group Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mountain District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Anglo - Bomarc Mines, Ltd.,
Home Office: Spokane, Wa.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
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

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Hyrothermal Alteration, Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): LIES .5 MILES WEST OF THE BELMONT

Comment (Development): 65 CLAIMS, DDH

Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS HAVE BEEN DRIVEN; ONE STARTS IN THE RHYOLITE AND THE OTHER IN LIMEY SHALES


References

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO DEPT. OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, FIRST ANNUAL REPORT ADDENDUM, JULY 1, 1974 - JUNE 30, 1975, 95 P.

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

Reference (Deposit): WESTERN MINING NEWS, MAR. 14, 1975.

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13

Reference (Deposit): 1975 COMPILE IDAHO DEPT. LABOR FIRST ANN. REPT. ADDENDUM


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