The Lee Gulch Prospect is a mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,299 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: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.4528, -114.32810
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Lee Gulch Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Lee Gulch Prospect
District: Mineral Hill District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Comment (Location): HEAD OF LEE GULCH AND STRADDLES A HIGH RIDGE THAT DESCENDS SE. FROM THE ROCK CR. DIVIDE TO THE UPPERMOST FORK OF THE GULCH.
Comment (Workings): 6 TUNNELS
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND OTHERS, 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS IN THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 90, P. 3
Reference (Deposit): 1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 9
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