Allison Creek Occurrence

The Allison Creek Occurrence is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 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: Allison Creek Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.1308, -116.70440

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Allison Creek Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Allison Creek Occurrence
Secondary: Allison Gulch Prospect


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils 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: Payette National Forest


Type: Located Claim


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: L
Description: Ne Fault


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chlorite, Epidote, Sericite, Calcite


Name: Keratophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Ilmenite
Gangue: Hematite


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Reference (Deposit): Morganti, J. M., 1972, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Cuprum Area, Seven Devils Mining District, Hells Canyon, Idaho: Pullman, Wash., Wash. State Univ., Ms Thesis, 153 P

Reference (Deposit): Close, T.J., And Others, Mineral Resources Of The Hells Canyon Wilderness Area And Portions Of The Hells Canyon National Recreation Study Area, Adams, Idaho, And Nez Perce Counties, Idaho, And Wallowa County, Oregon: Unpublished U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open File Report, P. 84.

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