The Klondike Prospect is a lead and silver mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,000 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 48.8644, -116.23080
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Klondike Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Klondike Prospect
District: Moyie - Yaak District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest
Owner Name: W. Tilley
Owner Name: Tilley, William
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Gouge, Salvage On Vein Walls
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: SELECTED SAMPLE ASSAY: 72% PB, 70 OZ. AG AND TRACE AU. VEIN AVERAGED $10/TON COMBINED METALS (1930'S)
Comment (Location): N. Slope Of Wall Mountain; 2 Mi. Ne Of The Silver Crescent Mine
Comment (Development): 8 Unpatented Claims
Reference (Deposit): Satkoski, 1979, Administrative Report Bia-54, P 9-15.
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F. W., 1969, Economic Geology Of The Queen Mountain Area, A Part Of The Purcell Range, Boundary County, Idaho: Unpublished Thesis, Univ.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): Kiilsgaard, T. H., 1951, Descriptions Of Some Ore Deposits And Their Relationships To The Purcell Sills, Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 85, 31 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1951 Other Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 8
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