The Glens Peak Prospects is a beryllium mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,400 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: 9,400 Feet (2,865 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Beryllium
Lat, Long: 43.9475, -115.01170
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Glens Peak Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Glens Peak Prospects
District: Glens Peak 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
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: 0.002-0.005% BEO IN THE COUNTRY ROCK. 0.13% OF PEGMATITE SURFACE IS AQUAMARINE. 1 PEGMATITE SAMPLE CONTAINED 0.28% BEO
Comment (Location): Near Glens Peak, On The Ridge West Of The Peak, About 305 Meters Southeast Of The Trail From Spangle Lake To Ardeth Lake.
Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p., p. D107; also on plate 2.
Reference (Deposit): Reid, R. R., And Choate, R., 1960, Prospecting For Beryllium In Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Inf. Circ. 7, 18 P.
Reference (Deposit): WFOC Mineral Property File No. 0160150072.
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