Harris and Hume Prospect

The Harris and Hume Prospect is a silver mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: Harris and Hume Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 42.3125, -113.60860

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Harris and Hume Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Harris and Hume Prospect


Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Stokes 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: Sawtooth National Forest


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Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: L
Description: Brecciation; Property On W. Side Of Anticline


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Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Pyromorphite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comment (Location): Near Head Of Conner Cr.. 2 Mi. W. Of Melcher Mine And 1/2 Mi. N. Of Golden Eagle


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1931, Geology And Mineral Resources Of Eastern Cassia County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 14, 169 P

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