Gold Bug Prospect

The Gold Bug Prospect is a copper, silver, and gold mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,199 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: Gold Bug Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.9636, -116.74250

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Gold Bug Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Bug Prospect
Secondary: Pinnell Vein


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Blackfoot (Gold Hill) 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: Clearwater National Forest (Palouse RD of St. Joe National Forest)


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Gold Hill Mining And Milling Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1882
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL, LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericite, Epidote


Rocks

Name: Pyroxenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Pyroxenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Pyroxenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): ADIT FROM HEATH GULCH

Comment (Location): AT HEAD OF HEATH GULCH, TRIBUTARY TO BOULDER CREEK; ABOUT 1200 FT N OF GOLD HILL MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.

Reference (Deposit): FAICK, J. N., 1937, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD HILL DISTRICT: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, P. 46.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1908, NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1907, P. 137-138.

Reference (Deposit): 1908 COMPILE NINTH ANN. MINE INSPECTOR'S REPT. FOR 1907

Reference (Deposit): 1957 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. 2


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