Houlahan Prospect

The Houlahan Prospect is a lead mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,901 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: Houlahan Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 44.7661, -116.85720

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Houlahan Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Houlahan Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Houlahan, Alex
Years: 1925 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: 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

Type: L
Description: Domes And Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Development): MOST OF THE EXPLORATORY WORK HAS BEEN DONE IN THE RHYOLITE, CLOSE TO ITS CONTACT WITH THE OVERLYING LIMESTONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1925, RECON. OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MOUNTAIN DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13, P. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON ID. BUREAU OF MINES GEOL. PAMPHLET 1


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