The Lucky Group is a molybdenum mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,799 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: 7,799 Feet (2,377 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 43.8875, -115.03190
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Lucky Group MRDS details
Primary: Lucky Group
District: Rock Creek Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Owner Name: J. R. Simplot Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Year: 1963
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
Description: Fault Trending N 20 Deg E, Dipping 80 Deg E; Jointing
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE OF QUARTZ VEIN CONTAINED 0.007% MO
Analytical Data: 0.2% MO FROM SAMPLES OF FAULT FOOTWALL
Analytical Data: 0.08% MO
Analytical Data: 0.5% MO
Comment (Development): 2 Claims
Comment (Deposit): Description Of Length, Width, Thickness For Disseminations Of Molybdenite; Description Of Strike And Dip For Quartz Vein 14 Inches Wide
Comment (Workings): 2 Prospect Pits, 1 On Claim No. 1, 1 On Claim No. 2
Comment (Geology): Aplite Dike Trends N 25 Deg W, Dips 80 Deg Sw.
Comment (Commodity): Samples Taken Across Aplite Dikes Contained From 0.08 To O.5 Percent Molybdenum.
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, BULL. 1319-
Reference (Deposit): V.E. MITCHELL, ET. AL, MINES AND PROSPECTS MAP SERIES, 1981, HAILEY QUAD
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