Ruby Creek Prospect

The Ruby Creek Prospect is a mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 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: Ruby Creek Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.8044, -116.30060

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Ruby Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ruby Creek Prospect
Secondary: Lower Ruby Creek


Commodity

Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: Ruby Creek District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


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: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR

Form: LENTICULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge


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

Analytical Data: SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.03 OZ AU AND 4.9 OZ AG/TON, 0.4% PB, AND 0.1% CU


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 2000 FT SW OF THE RUBY CREEK VEIN


References

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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