The Oxford Prospect is a mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,999 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.
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.6121, -115.63230
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Oxford Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Oxford Prospect
District: Oxford District
Land ownership: State
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.
Owner Name: Collins, Mr. J. B.
Owner Name: Jerome Day
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Location): ON S. SLOPE OF ELK MOUNTAIN
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT OROFINO, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 34, 63 P.
Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1910, ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1909, P. 82.
Reference (Deposit): THOMSON, FRANCIS A., AND BALLARD, SAMUEL M., 1924, GEOLOGY AND GOLD RESOURCES OF NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 7,123 P.
Reference (Deposit): CAMPBELL, ARTHUR, 1937, 38TH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1936, P. 162.
Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 34
Reference (Deposit): 1924 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 7
Reference (Deposit): 1937 COMPILE IDAHO MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1936
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