Clear Creek Prospects

The Clear Creek Prospects is a mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,201 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: Clear Creek Prospects  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.0044, -115.78390

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Clear Creek Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Clear Creek Prospects


Tertiary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Pioneerville 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: Boise National Forest


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Owner Name: Cedar Creek Development Co.


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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: Sawtooth Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitized


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: Late Cretaceous

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Deposit): 2 SHEAR ZONES 15 FT. APART

Comment (Workings): 1 TUNNEL, 1 CROSSCUT, 1 SURFACE CUT


Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 944-C, P. 119-319

Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP ANDERSON, A. L., BULL. 944-C

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