The Blacklead Iron Prospect is a mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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.
Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.6471, -114.83670
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Blacklead Iron Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Blacklead Iron Prospect
District: Blacklead District
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: Clearwater National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: IRREGULAR MASSES
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Development): AREA ORIGINALLY PROSPECTED FOR CU BECAUSE OF CHALCOPYRITE & MALACHITE FLOAT, BUT NOTHING CAME OF IT ; ECON.COM: SMALL SIZE OF DEPOSITS, DISTANCE FROM STEEL PLANTS, AND LACK OF ADEQUATE COKING COAL
Comment (Deposit): LIMESTONE BLOCK COMPLETELY ENGULFED IN BATHOLITH
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT OROFINO, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 34, 63 P.
Reference (Deposit): ASHER, R. R., 1964, MINERAL RESOURCES - IRON IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT NO. 1, P. 104 - 111.
Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 34
Reference (Deposit): 1964 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT NO. 1
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