Thorn Spring Prospect

The Thorn Spring Prospect is a copper mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,800 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: Thorn Spring Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 44.5239, -117.06810

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Thorn Spring Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Thorn Spring Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Molybdenum


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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Inspiration Development Co.
Home Office: Morristown, Nj


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: Hitt Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization, Sericitization, Propylitization


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: VALUES OF 500 - 1000 PPM CU, 10 - 30 PPM MO (FROM TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF B-HORIZON SOIL SAMPLES)


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Goethite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST PART OF THE MINERAL - IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT

Comment (Development): PROSPECT IS MOSTLY COVERED BY SOIL AND CONTAINS FEW OUT CROPS


References

Reference (Deposit): HENRICKSEN, T., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL - IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., PH.D. THESIS, 205 P


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