Blind Ledge Prospect

The Blind Ledge Prospect is a gold mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 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: Blind Ledge Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.2842, -114.94970

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Blind Ledge Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blind Ledge Prospect


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Stanley 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


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: Iron - Oxide 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: 2 SAMPLES ACROSS QUARTZ VEIN: 0.20 OZ AU/TON, 0.7 OZ AG/TON, 0.3% PB.
Analytical Data: 6 GRAB SAMPLES FROM PITS: TRACE AU, CU, PB AND 0.2 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): 6 BACKHOE PITS, 4 HAND - DUG PITS


References

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, CUSTER AND BLAINE COUNTIES, IDAHO: USGS OPEN - FILE REPT., 648 P

Reference (Deposit): 1974 RECON TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, OPEN - FILE REPT

Reference (Deposit): VANNOY AND OTHERS, 1986, USGS BULL.1545E, P.389, NO.16

Reference (Deposit): IBMG MINES & PROSPECTS OF THE CHALLIS QUAD, 1982, MITCHELL


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