Money Quartz Prospect

The Money Quartz Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 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: Money Quartz Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.9206, -115.18280

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Money Quartz Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Money Quartz Prospect


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Black Warrior 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


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Type: Surface


Owner Name: Earl Money


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Placer
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.03 OZ. AG/TON
Analytical Data: 0.003 OZ. AU/TON
Analytical Data: 0.12% PB IN BEST OF 3 SAMPLES.


Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): Near Junction Of Neinmeyer Cr. And Little Queens R. On E Bank Of River Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using Gis Overlay Analysis With Usfs Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Samples And Appearance Of Quartz Suggest That Further Exploration Of Vein Unprofitable ( 1970 )

Comment (Commodity): Three Samples Were Taken Across The Vein. The Best Sample Contained 0.10 Gram Gold Per Metric Ton; 1.0 Gram Per Metric Ton; 0.12 Percent Lead. Samples Contained More Mercury Than Normal For Veins In Area, Although They Were Far Below Ore Grade.


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

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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