Pickett Mountain Prospect

The Pickett Mountain Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,100 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: Pickett Mountain Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2,469 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.0897, -115.18670

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Pickett Mountain Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pickett Mountain Prospect


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Unorganized District; Pickett Mtn. 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


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Type: Surface/Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
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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Type: L
Description: Fractures


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Yellowish Green Stain , Possibly Scorodite, Possibly Scorodite


Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.07% ZN.
Analytical Data: 0.15% PB
Analytical Data: 0.03% CU
Analytical Data: 0.3 - 0.4 OZ AG/TON
Analytical Data: RANDOM SAMPLES: TRACE - 0.6 OZ AU/TON


Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Workings): Caved Shaft And Several Prospect Pits

Comment (Deposit): A 2nd Vein, About 600 Ft Se, Parallels Above Vein

Comment (Location): About 0.25 Mi W Of Top Of Pickett Mountain, At Crest Of Broad Grass Covered Ridge

Comment (Commodity): Dump Sample Valves Ranged From 0.3 To 21 Grams Gold Per Metric Ton; 2.4 To 14 Gram Silver Per Metric Ton; 0.003 To 0.03 Percent Copper; 0.15 To 0.2 Percent Lead And 0.07 Per- Cent Zinc.


Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., Freeman, V. L., And Coffman, J. S., 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319 -D, 174 P

Reference (Deposit): 1970 Recon Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, Bulletin 1319 -

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