Kismet Prospect

The Kismet Prospect is a copper mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Kismet Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 44.8047, -116.68440

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Kismet Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kismet Prospect


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mountain District

Land Status

Land ownership: State
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.


Type: Located Claim


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Year: 1964
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Form: PIPE


Type: L
Description: Nw - Trending Fault


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitic, Potassic, Oxidation, Argillic


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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Hematite


Comment (Geology): Diamond Drill Holes Show The Deposit Oxidized Down To 500 Feet.

Comment (Deposit): The Tourmaline Granite Pipe Is Localized In Porphyritic Granodiorite That Was Intruded Where A Gabbro - Quartz Diorite Contact Intersects A Northwest Trending Fault.

Comment (Location): Located On A Knoll Overlooking Hornet Creek.

Comment (Workings): Prospect Is Heavily Trenched With Several Diamond Drill Holes.


Reference (Deposit): Bruce, Wayne, 1971, Geology, Mineral Deposits And Alteration Of Parts Of The Cuddy Mountain District, Idaho: Corvallis, Oregon State Univ., Ph.D. Thesis, 165 P, P. 124.

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et Al., Mines And Prospects Of The Baker Quadrangle, IBMG, Mines And Prospects Map Series

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