O.K. Olson Prospect

The O.K. Olson Prospect is a silver, gold, and copper mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,625 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: O.K. Olson Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,625 Feet (800 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Copper

Lat, Long: 46.7325, -116.69810

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O.K. Olson Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: O.K. Olson Prospect
Secondary: O.K. Olson
Secondary: O.K. Olson Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Troy District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Palouse Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: STRINGERS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Bornite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1913, FOURTEENTH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1912, P. 122-123.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 2, P. 14-15.

Reference (Deposit): EASTMAN, E. A., 1925, A GEOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE COPPER OUTCROPS NEAR TROY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, BS THESIS, 15 P.


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