Red Ledge #1-3 Claims

The Red Ledge #1-3 Claims is a uranium mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,999 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: Red Ledge #1-3 Claims  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 45.5825, -115.67750

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Red Ledge #1-3 Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Ledge #1-3 Claims
Secondary: Red Ledge No. 1, 2, 3 Claims


Primary: Uranium


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Buffalo Hump District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


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Owner Name: Ted Ward


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1 ASSAY 0.061% U3O8, 0.05 MR/HR.


Ore: Torbernite
Gangue: Feldspar
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Epidote


Comment (Deposit): Red Ledge No. 1 Claim Deposit Described Above; Red Ledge No. 2, 3 Are 30 - 50 Ft Wide, Strike N 20 Deg E, Dip 40 Deg Nw.

Comment (Development): 3 Claims, Red Ledge No. 1, 2, 3

Comment (Workings): 4 Pits


Reference (Deposit): Powers, H. A., 1955, Red Ledge No. 3: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open-File Rept.

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