Ballentyne Cr. Prospect

The Ballentyne Cr. Prospect is a lead, copper, silver, and gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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: Ballentyne Cr. Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.0136, -115.23310

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Ballentyne Cr. Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ballentyne Cr. Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Tyee Mountain Area


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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe-Stains


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: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A SELECTED DUMP SAMPLE HAD 8.8 OZ AG/TON, 0.2 % CU, 0.5 % PB
Analytical Data: A 12 INCH VEIN SAMPLE HAD TRACE AU, 9.9 OZ AG/TON, 0.1 % CU, 0.2 % PB


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): 1000 FT N OF MOUTH OF BALLENTYNE CREEK, ON W SIDE N FK BOISE RIVER AND 300 - 400 FT ABOVE RIVER LEVEL LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.

Comment (Workings): 1 PIT


References

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.

Reference (Deposit): 1970 RECON KIILSGAARD, T. H., AND OTHERS, BULL. 1319-


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