Mineral Gulch Prospect

The Mineral Gulch Prospect is a copper mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,699 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: Mineral Gulch Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 6,699 Feet (2,042 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 42.09722, -113.05278

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Mineral Gulch Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mineral Gulch Prospect


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Black Pine 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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Owner Name: Silver Hills Mining Co.


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


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Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Malachite
Ore: Smithsonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): 1/2 Mi. Or More Up The Canyon


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

Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines & Prospects Of The Pocatello Quad, 1982, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al

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