The Gold Hill Prospect is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,061 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.
Elevation: 3,061 Feet (933 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.9572, -116.74640
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Gold Hill Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Gold Hill Prospect
Secondary: Pinnell Vein
District: Blackfoot (Gold Hill) District
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.
Owner Name: Gold Hill Mining And Milling Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENTICULAR, SWELL AND PINCH
Description: Small Post-Mineral Fault With Strike N 45 Deg E And Dipping 80 Deg Nw
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge, Oxidized, Chloritization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
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
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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