Wolf Prospect

The Wolf Prospect is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: Wolf Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.2169, -115.30060

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Wolf Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wolf Prospect


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
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


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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: Salmon River Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stain


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

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYED TRACE AU


Ore: Gold


Comment (Location): .25 Mi W Of Beaver Creek And About 1.25 Mi Se Of Golden Hand Mine Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using GIS Overlay Analysis With USFS Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.

Comment (Workings): 2 Pits


Reference (Deposit): Cater, F. W., And Others, 1973, Mineral Resources Of The Idaho Primitive Area And Vicinity, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1304, 431 P

Reference (Deposit): Mines And Prospects Of The Elk City Quad., IBMG Mines And Prospects Map Series, Ve Mitchell, Et Al.

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