Thomas Heady Prospect

The Thomas Heady Prospect is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,800 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: Thomas Heady Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.2083, -116.65360

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Thomas Heady Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Thomas Heady Prospect
Secondary: Heady Prospect


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
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: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1895
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritized, Sericitized


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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Location): About 1000 Ft. Nnw From Where Red Ledge Trail Crosses Trail Creek; On Deep Creek.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S


Reference (Deposit): Livingston, D. C., And Laney, F. B., 1920, The Copper Deposits Of The Seven Devils And Adjacent Districts: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 1, P. 57.

Reference (Deposit): Long, R.C., 1976 , Geology And Mineral Deposits Of The Red Ledge Mine Area, Adams County, Idaho: Corvallis, Oregon, Oregon State University, M.S. Thesis, 115 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1920 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Bulletin

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