Blue Stone Prospect

The Blue Stone Prospect is a silver, copper, gold, and lead mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,739 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: Blue Stone Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 6,739 Feet (2,054 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 45.19, -115.34310

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Blue Stone Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Stone Prospect
Secondary: Formerly Part of Werdenhoff Group


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley
District: Edwardsburg 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 Year: 1969
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

Form: PODS, VEINLETS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stain


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FLOAT AND OUTCROP SAMPLES AVERAGED 0.63 OZ AG/TON AND TRACES AU, CU, PB.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): .25 MI NE FROM MOUTH OF N FK SMITH CREEK; 1/4 MI E OF MILL AT WERDENHOFF MINE

Comment (Workings): 1 ADIT, 4 SMALL PITS

Comment (Commodity): 4 WORKINGS SAMPLES ASSAYED 0.40 TO 1.83 OZ AG/TON, 0.01 TO 1.12% PB, TRACE TO 0.46% CU, AND TRACE AU.

Comment (Geology): YELLOWJACKET STRIKES N 36 DEG W, DIPS 14 DEG SW


References

Reference (Deposit): CATER, F. W., AND OTHERS, 1973, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE IDAHO PRIMITIVE AREA AND VICINITY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1304, 431 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1973 RECON F. W. CATER AND OTHERS, BULL. 130

Reference (Deposit): KIRKPATRICK, G. E., 1974, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BIG CREEK AREA, VALLEY AND IDAHO COUNTIES, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, M.S. THESIS, P. 39


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