Lee Gulch Prospect

The Lee Gulch Prospect is a mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,299 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: Lee Gulch Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.4528, -114.32810

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Lee Gulch Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lee Gulch Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Mineral Hill District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: SEAMS

Form: SEAMS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

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


References

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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