Climax Prospect

The Climax Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,049 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: Climax Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 5,049 Feet (1,539 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.7325, -116.81310

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Climax Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Climax Prospect
Secondary: Bownlee Creek Deposit


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mtn. 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


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Paul Raymond ( 1923 )


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE IS COARSE IN TEXTURE


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): ALONG RIDGE WHICH LIES E OF BROWNLEE CREEK

Comment (Workings): MORE THAN 1000 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORK WAS DONE IN EARLY 1900'S. WORKINGS ARE A 820-FT CROSSCUT TUNNEL. SEVERAL DRIFTS AND A 230 FT SHAFT

Comment (Geology): THE VOLCANICS ARE: UNDIFFERENTIATED KERATOPHYRES, META ANDESITES, VOLCANICLASTIC ROCKS, CHERTS AND LIMESTONE LENSES.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 1

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D.C., 1925 , A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT, WASHINGTON AND ADAMS COUNTIES, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13 , 24 P.

Reference (Deposit): FANKHAUSER, R. E., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE SOUTHERN CUDDY MOUNTAINS, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO, CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, MS THESIS, 138 P.

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 97, 1954, P. 20.


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