Sulphide Prospect

The Sulphide Prospect is a mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,400 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: Sulphide Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.2589, -114.36030

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Sulphide Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sulphide Prospect


Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Bayhorse District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


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Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
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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Name: Slate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Slate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena


Comment (Location): Note Land Classification Location On A Power Site


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

Reference (Deposit): 1937 Geolmap Ross, C. P., Bulletin 87

Reference (Deposit): Campbell Stewart Twenty Ninth Annual Report Of The Mining In Idaho For The Year 1927 P 127

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