Milk Lake Prospect

The Milk Lake Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,300 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: Milk Lake Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2,225 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 45.0494, -115.08640

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Milk Lake Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Milk Lake Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley
District: Monumental 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

Owner Name: Wiles, Wilbur


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1963
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

Not available


Rocks

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE AU AND AG


Materials

Gangue: Petrified Wood


Comments

Comment (Location): AT HEAD OF MILK CREEK LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.

Comment (Development): CLAIMS TO MINE PETRIFIED WOOD


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


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