McClure No. 4 Claim

The McClure No. 4 Claim is a tungsten mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,301 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: McClure No. 4 Claim  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 9,301 Feet (2,835 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 44.1072, -114.58640

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McClure No. 4 Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: McClure No. 4 Claim


Primary: Tungsten


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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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: White Cloud Peaks

Mineral Deposit Model

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

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

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

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Ore: Scheelite


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Reference (Deposit): Cook, E. F., 1956, Tungsten Deposits Of South - Central Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 108, 40 P

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