O'Leary's Prospect

The O'Leary's Prospect is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,251 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: O'Leary's Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 7,251 Feet (2,210 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.1547, -116.62670

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O'Leary's Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: O'Leary's Prospect


Primary: Copper


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


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
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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Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

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

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

Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): In Sucker Gulch

Comment (Workings): 2 Tunnels And Some Shallow Surface Pits.


Reference (Deposit): 1920 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Bulletin 1

Reference (Deposit): Livingston, D.C., And Laney, F.B., 1920, Copper Deposits Of The Seven Devils And Adjacent Districts: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 1, P. 76-77

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