Moss Prospect

The Moss Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,402 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: Moss Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.1378, -116.23060

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Moss Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Moss Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1927
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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Packsaddle Fault Trends N - S (Strikes N 45 Deg E Dips 30 Deg Se)


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chlorite; Sericite; Much Gouge


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Geology): BEDS ON E SIDE OF VEIN STRIKE N 10 DEG E AND DIP 30 DEG SE: BEDS ON W SIDE OF VEIN STRIKE N 25 DEG E, DIP 60 DEG NW.

Comment (Location): JOHNSON CREEK FLOWS INTO CLARK FORK RIVER

Comment (Workings): DRIFT


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 12, 132 P

Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 1


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