The Rinebold Prospect is a molybdenum mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 43.6889, -115.46110
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Rinebold Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Rinebold Prospect
Secondary: Rhineboldt Mine
Secondary: Moly Claim Group
District: Roaring River District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: M. E. Rinebold
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1904
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Trinity Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: STRINGERS, BUNCHES, TABULAR
Description: Pegmatitic Dikes
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): 1/3 Mi. Above Mouth Of East. Fk. Of The Roaring River
Comment (Development): 5 Claims
Comment (Workings): 200 Ft. Cuts And Pits
Reference (Deposit): Schrader, F. C., 1925, Molybdenite In The Rocky Bar District, Idaho In Contributions To Econ. Geol., 1923 - 1924: USGS Bulletin 750, P. 87 - 99.
Reference (Deposit): King, R. V., 1964, Mineral Resources - Molybdenum, In Mineral And Water Resources In Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Spec. Rept. No. 1, P. 137.
Reference (Deposit): 1925 Other F. C. Schrader, Bulletin 750
Reference (Deposit): 1964 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Spec. Rept. 1
Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 10-91, 1991, P. 7.
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