Rinebold Prospect

The Rinebold Prospect is a molybdenum mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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.

Mine Info

Name: Rinebold Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Molybdenum

Lat, Long: 43.6889, -115.46110

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Rinebold Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rinebold Prospect
Secondary: Rhineboldt Mine
Secondary: Moly Claim Group


Primary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Roaring River 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: Boise National Forest


Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: M. E. Rinebold


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1904
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Trinity Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: L
Description: Pegmatitic Dikes


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

Not available


Ore: Molybdite
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Marmatite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Sphene
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Ilmenite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Feldspar
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Fluorite


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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