Copper King Mine

The Copper King Mine is a copper mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,501 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: Copper King Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,501 Feet (1,067 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 46.9947, -116.49580

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Copper King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Hoodoo 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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation; Epidote;


Rocks

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY RETURNS OF 1-2% CU OVER WIDTH OF 30 FT. IN OPEN CUT


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Development): DIAMOND DRILLING IN 1920

Comment (Location): ABOUT 1000 FT SE OF MIZPAH MINE

Comment (Production): FEW TONS OF ORE SHIPPED FROM CUT. CU ORE PRODUCTION REPORTED IN 1905.


References

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., AND LANEY, F. B., 1920, THE COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE SEVEN DEVILS AND ADJACENT DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 1, 105 P

Reference (Deposit): 1920 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL.

Reference (Production): LIVINGSTON, D. C., AND LANEY, F. B., 1920, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 1, 105 P.


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