Klondike Prospect

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.

Mine Info

Name: Klondike Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

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

Site Name

Primary: Klondike Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Nickel


Location

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: W. Tilley

Owner Name: Tilley, William


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Gouge, Salvage On Vein Walls


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SELECTED SAMPLE ASSAY: 72% PB, 70 OZ. AG AND TRACE AU. VEIN AVERAGED $10/TON COMBINED METALS (1930'S)


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): N. Slope Of Wall Mountain; 2 Mi. Ne Of The Silver Crescent Mine

Comment (Development): 8 Unpatented Claims


References

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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