St. Paul Prospect

The St. Paul Prospect is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,251 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: St. Paul Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 8,251 Feet (2,515 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.5844, -115.67060

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St. Paul Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: St. Paul Prospect


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


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Buffalo Hump 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: Nez Perce National Forest


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Owner Name: W. D. Vincent, W. Nichols, F. Culbertson


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


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Reference (Deposit): Shenon, P. J., And Reed, J. C., 1934, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Elk City, Orogrande, Buffalo Hump, And Tenmile Districts, Idaho County, Idaho: USGS Circ. 9, 89 P, P. 60.

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