Gold Hill Prospect

The Gold Hill Prospect is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,061 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: Gold Hill Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,061 Feet (933 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.9572, -116.74640

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Gold Hill Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Hill Prospect
Secondary: Pinnell Vein


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Blackfoot (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Gold Hill Mining And Milling Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: LENTICULAR, SWELL AND PINCH


Structure

Type: L
Description: Small Post-Mineral Fault With Strike N 45 Deg E And Dipping 80 Deg Nw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge, Oxidized, Chloritization


Rocks

Name: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GOLD ASSAYS SHOW TRACE TO 1.42 OZ/TON SELECTED SAMPLE OF CHALCOPYRITE YIELDED 0.26 OZ AU AND 0.9 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Copper
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Not available


References

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

Reference (Deposit): FAICK, J. N., 1937, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD HILL DISTRICT: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, M.S. THESIS, P. 43-45

Reference (Deposit): PARK, M.A., 1936, SELECTION OF EQUIPMENT AND MINING METHODS FOR THE GOLD HILL MINE, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, BS THESIS, 45 P.

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


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