Eckels Creek Stock Occurrence

The Eckels Creek Stock Occurrence is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,301 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: Eckels Creek Stock Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 4,301 Feet (1,311 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.0986, -116.72920

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Eckels Creek Stock Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Eckels Creek Stock Occurrence


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


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: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Unknown
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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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Epidote, Chlorite, Pyroxene Hornfels


Name: Hornfels
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcocite
Gangue: Ilmenite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Goethite


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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): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Grangeville Quad, Location No. 170

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