Bishop Claim Prospect

The Bishop Claim Prospect is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,999 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: Bishop Claim Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.9667, -116.74810

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Bishop Claim Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bishop Claim Prospect
Secondary: Pinnell Vein


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Blackfoot (Gold Hill) 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
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Pyroxenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Name: Pyroxenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Bornite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON THE N SIDE OF HEATH GULCH IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE GOLD BUG MINE.


References

Reference (Deposit): FAICK, J. N., 1937, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD HILL DISTRICT, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, P. 47


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