Riley Prospect

The Riley Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,899 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: Riley Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.7858, -116.78110

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Riley Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Riley Prospect
Secondary: J. C. Riley


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cambridge Area


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: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment (Location): TOP OF CUDDY MTN. AT HEAD OF MIDDLE FK. OF NO BUSINESS CR.

Comment (Deposit): VEIN STRIKES N 30 - 40 DEG W

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF A FEW OPEN CUTS AND SHORT TUNNELS


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 1


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