Lucky Strike Prospect

The Lucky Strike Prospect is a silver mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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: Lucky Strike Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 44.1864, -114.60500

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Lucky Strike Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lucky Strike Prospect


Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


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


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Type: Surface/Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Idaho Batholith

Type: L
Description: Faulting


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


Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

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

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 5 CHIP SAMPLES: TR - 0.05 OZ AU/TON TR - 0.9 OZ AG/TON 0.38 - 1.0% PB 0.2 - 0.4% SB
Analytical Data: 2 GRAB SAMPLES FROM STOCKPILE: TR - 0.01 OZ AU/TON 0.6 AND 2.6 OZ AG/TON, 0.5 AND 1.1% PB, 0.5% SB


Ore: Jamesonite
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): Located .5 Mi S of Intersection of Slate Creek and Livingston Creek.

Comment (Workings): Mine Attempted To Intersect Mineralized Quartz Dike Up Slope, But Was Not Successful.


Reference (Deposit): Kern, Richard R., 1972, Geology And Economic Deposits Of The Slate Creek Area, Custer County, Idaho: Pocatello, Idaho, Idaho State Univ. Ms Thesis, P. 1 - 84.

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 Report, 648 P.

Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines & Prospects Of Challis Quad, 1982, Mitchell.

Reference (Deposit): Vannoy And Others, 1986, USGS Bulletin 1545e, Plate 3, No. 68

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