Last Chance Prospect

The Last Chance Prospect is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,959 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: Last Chance Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,959 Feet (902 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.9511, -116.73220

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Last Chance Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Last Chance Prospect
Secondary: Early Bird


Commodity

Tertiary: 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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: George B. O'Brien


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON W SIDE OF JEROME CR


References

Reference (Deposit): FAICK, J. N., 1937, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD HILL DISTRICT: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, P. 49

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

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


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