Mule Creek Prospect No. 1

The Mule Creek Prospect No. 1 is a silver mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,598 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Mule Creek Prospect No. 1  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 43.9108, -115.20420

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Mule Creek Prospect No. 1 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mule Creek Prospect No. 1


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Black Warror 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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: STOCKPILE SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.04 OZ AU, 0.20 OZ AG/TON. CRIB STOCKPILE SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.66 OZ AU, 0.40 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): About 1 Mi N Of The Overlook Mine And About 300 Ft Lower Than Crest Of Ridge Of Black Warrior Cr.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Item 1 Stockpiled, Item 2 In Old Crib

Comment (Commodity): Samples Contained 1.37 To 22.6 Grams Gold And 6.8 To 13.7 Grams Silver Per Tonne.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.


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