The Inama Prospect is a beryllium mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,999 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: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Beryllium
Lat, Long: 43.9711, -115.00080
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Inama Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Inama Prospect
District: Toxaway Lake Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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
Form: PODS, LENSES
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SOME SELECTED BERYL CRYSTALS CONTAINED 13.9% BEO
Analytical Data: SAWTOOTH GRANITE SAMPLED 0.03% BEO
Comment (Location): Nose Of A Ridge 0.5 Mi N Of Summit Lake And Is About Three-Fourths Of A Mile East Of Ardeth Lake.
Comment (Development): Econ.Com: 100 - 150 Lb Aquamarine Visible But None Is Of Gem Quality
Comment (Deposit): Pegmatite Described Above; Largest Solid Mass Of Aquamarine Is 41.5 Inches Long, 7 Inches Wide, 1.5 Inches Thick
Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.
Reference (Deposit): Pattee, E.C., And Others, 1968 , Beryllium Resources Of Idaho, Washington, Montana, And Oregon: USBM Rept. Inv. 7148, 169 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1970 Other T. H. Kiilsgaard And Others, Bulletin 1319-
Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al, Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad
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