Tommy Moran Prospect

The Tommy Moran Prospect is a gold mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,699 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: Tommy Moran Prospect   

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.8961, -116.25530

Map: View on Google Maps

Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Tommy Moran Prospect

Tommy Moran Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tommy Moran Prospect
Secondary: Moran Property
Secondary: Howard Wickersham
Secondary: Matterhorn


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


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie-Yaak District

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: Kaniksu National Forest


Not available


Not available


Owner Name: H. Wickersham, S. Hash


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: L
Description: Kaniksu Batholith; Joint Planes; Granite - Quartzite Contact Closeby.


Not available


Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Analytical Data

Not available


Ore: Silver
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Siderite


Comment (Location): W. Slope Of Bussard Mtn., 1 1/2 Mi. Sw Of Queen Mtn. Lookout.

Comment (Development): 3 Claims

Comment (Workings): Open Cuts And Small Shafts.


Reference (Deposit): Brackebusch, F. W., 1969, Economic Geology Of The Queen Mountain Area, A Part Of The Purcell Range, Boundary County, Idaho: Unpublished Thesis, Univ. Idaho, 76 P.

Reference (Deposit): Kirkham, V. R. D., And Ellis, E. W., 1926, Geology And Ore Deposits Of Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin, No. 10, 78 P.

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., 1951, Descriptions Of Some Ore Deposits And Their Relationships To The Purcell Sills, Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet, 85, 31 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1951 Other Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 85

Reference (Deposit): 1926 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Bulletin 10

Idaho Gold

Where to Find Gold in Idaho

"Where to Find Gold in Idaho" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Idaho. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Idaho.