The West Fork Exchange Prospect is a antimony mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 feet.
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Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Antimony
Lat, Long: 43.8586, -115.36000
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West Fork Exchange Prospect MRDS details
Primary: West Fork Exchange Prospect
Secondary: Anderson - Bida Prospects
District: Black Warrior Basin
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Owner Name: West Fork Mining Co.
Info Year: 1953
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
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
Form: STRINGER, VEINLET
Name: Plutonic Rock
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): Less than 1 mi. SW of Hermada Mine
Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 43-51-16N 115-21-19W (43.85444 -115.35528); UTM N4856800 E632200 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 006N, RNG 009E, Sect 14, Sect_fract
Comment (Workings): Few Shallow Surface Workings
Reference (Deposit): Popoff, C. C., 1953, Hermada Antimony Deposit, Elmore County, Idaho: USBM Rept. Inv. 4950, 21 P
Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Report Of Investigation 4950, 1953, Figs. 2 And 10; P. 13-14.
Reference (Deposit): Hustedde, IBMG Mines & Prospects Of Hailey Quad, 1981
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