The Gemmill Prospect is a silver, copper, and gold mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Gold
Lat, Long: 46.7189, -116.69780
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Gemmill Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Gemmill Prospect
District: Troy District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: B. Nelson, Troy Sillimanite Co., Al And Bob Olson
Owner Name: L. Osvog
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Kaolinization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: ASSAYS OF 8 REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES VARIED FROM 1.07 TO 3.48% CU, 0.2 TO 1.4 OZ. AG, AND 0.02 TO 0.04 OZ AU.
Comment (Location): LIES ALONG LITTLE BEAR CR DOWNSTREAM FROM O.K. OLSON MINE. ABOUT 3.5 MI NE OF AMERICAN RIDGE
Comment (Development): CORE DRILLING BY OLSONS
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS AND CUTS FOR .5 MI OR SO ALONG CREEK
Reference (Deposit): Varley, Thomas, Wright, C.A., Soper, E.K., and Livingston, D.C., 1919, A preliminary report on the mining districts of Idaho: U.S. BUReau of MINES BULLetin 166, p. [available online at http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12364/m1/1/]
Pages: p. 35.
Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1956, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT., 1 P.
Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.
Reference (Deposit): EASTMAN, E. A., 1925, A GEOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE COPPER OUTCROPS NEAR TROY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, B. S. THESIS, 15 P.
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