Routson Prospect

The Routson Prospect is a antimony and copper mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 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: Routson Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Antimony, Copper

Lat, Long: 45.1375, -115.32310

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Routson Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Routson Prospect
Secondary: Elliott


Commodity

Primary: Antimony
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley
District: Big 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: Payette National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Calcite, Sericitization


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): W. BANK BIG CREEK


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDSEY, E., 1958, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE BIG CREEK DISTRICT, IDAHO: BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, M.S. THESIS, 67 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1965 RECON B. F. LEONARD, PROF. PAPER 525-

Reference (Deposit): LEONARD, B. F., 1965, MERCURY-BEARING ANTIMONY DEPOSIT BETWEEN BIG CREEK AND YELLOW PINE, CENTRAL IDAHO: USGS PROF PAPER 525-B, P 27


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