Hoodoo Prospects

The Hoodoo Prospects is a silver and zinc mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,100 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: Hoodoo Prospects  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2,469 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Zinc

Lat, Long: 44.1711, -114.63330

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Hoodoo Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hoodoo Prospects
Secondary: Upper Hoodoo
Secondary: Middle Hoodoo
Secondary: Lower Hoodoo


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc
Tertiary: Cadmium
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Boulder Creek 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: Challis National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Leroy Davis

Owner Name: Hoodoo Mining Corp.


Production

Year: 1974
Mined: 10000.000 mt
Material type: ore
Year: 1975
Mined: 28000.000 mt
Material type: ore
Year: 1976
Mined: 31000.000 mt
Material type: ore
Year: 1973
Mined: 9000.000 mt
Material type: ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Year First Production: 1973
Discovery Year: 1930
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR, FISSURE VEIN

Form: LINEAR, IRREGULAR, LENSES, PODS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Idaho Batholith


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Brecciation
Alteration Text: Brecciation, Silicification, Oxidation

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Oxidation

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Silicification


Rocks

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: Mississippian

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLES ACROSS MAIN ZONE HAVE WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF 11.0% ZN, 0.47% PB AND 0.35 OZ AG/TON.


Materials

Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Tremolite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): Located At the End of Slate Creek Road, 7 Mi S. of the Salmon River Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using Gis Overlay Analysis With Usfs Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.

Comment (Development): There Are 3 Separate Mines In This Group; the Upper, Middle, and Lower Hoodoo Mines. 28 Claims


References

Reference (Deposit): Vannoy & Others, 1986, USGS Bulletin1545e, P.259, Pl.3, No.67

Reference (Deposit): Tschanz, C. M., And Others, 1974, Mineral Resources Of The Eastern Part Of The Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Custer And Blaine Counties, Idaho: USGS Open-File Rept., 648 P.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1975, Activity Of Idaho Mining Properties, 1974, USBM, Boise, Idaho, 61 P.

Reference (Deposit): Kern, Richard, R., 1972, The Geology And Economic Deposits Of Slate Creek Area, Custer County, Idaho: Pocatello, Idaho, Idaho State Univ. Ms, Thesis, P. 57 - 62.

Reference (Deposit): 1975 Compile USBM, Mining Activity List, 1974

Reference (Deposit): Brown 1975 Annual Report Idaho Dept Of Labor And Industry

Reference (Deposit): Ross, C. P., 1937, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Bay Horse Region, Custer County, Idaho: USGS Bull. 877, 161 P

Reference (Reserve-Resource): Tschantz, Et. Al., 1974, Mineral Resources Of The Eastern Part Of The Sawtooth Nat. Rec. Area, Custer And Blaine Counties, Idaho: USGS Open-File Report, 648 P.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): Derkey, Pamela, D., 1978, Hoodoo Mine, Custer County, Idaho, Mas Deposit Summary Report, Page 11.

Reference (Deposit): Lickes (USBM) Et Al 1955 Dmea Report

Reference (Deposit): Kern, 1972, Geology And Economic Deposits Of The Slate Creek Area, Ms Thesis, Idaho State Univ


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