King Prospect

The King Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,799 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: King Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,799 Feet (1,158 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.56028, -117.06056

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King Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: King Prospect
Secondary: Silver King


Commodity

Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: LENTICULAR, STRINGERS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Area Appears To Be On North Limb Of A Faulted Anticline Of General N.E. Trend.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Sericitization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS SHOWED LESS THAN 1% CU AND GENERALLY LESS THAN 1 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): LIES JUST WEST OF SILVER STILL GROUP, HIGH ON SLOPE

Comment (Deposit): DIP TRENDS 65 - 70 DEG NE

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF A 60 - FOOT CROSSCUT AND A 100 - FOOT DRIFT.

Comment (Geology): THE ANDESITIC ROCKS ARE PORPHYRITIC, GREEN IN COLOR, FELDSPARS ARE NOT DETERMINABLE. METALLIC MINERALS ARE FINE-GRAINED AND SHOW A TENDENCY TO FORM BANDED, DISCONTINUOUS CONCENTRIC STRUCTURES, SUGGESTING THE COLLOFORM.


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.

Reference (Deposit): TURNER, H.W., 1908 , THE ORE DEPOSITS AT MINERAL, IDAHO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 3 , NO. 6 , P. 492 - 502

Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 9


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