The Ruby Creek Prospect is a mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 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: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.8044, -116.30060
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Ruby Creek Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Ruby Creek Prospect
Secondary: Lower Ruby Creek
District: Ruby Creek District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.03 OZ AU AND 4.9 OZ AG/TON, 0.4% PB, AND 0.1% CU
Comment (Location): ABOUT 2000 FT SW OF THE RUBY CREEK VEIN
Reference (Deposit): 1956 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 3
Reference (Deposit): MILLER, J. B., 1936 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF PART OF THE RUBY CREEK MINING DISTRICT, IDAHO: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, B.S. THESIS, 24 P.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1956, THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT OROFINO, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 34, 63 P.
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