Oxford Prospect

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.

Mine Info

Name: Oxford Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.6121, -115.63230

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Oxford Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Oxford Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: Oxford District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Collins, Mr. J. B.

Owner Name: Jerome Day


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON S. SLOPE OF ELK MOUNTAIN


References

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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