Lucky Jim Prospect

The Lucky Jim Prospect is a mica mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,222 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: Lucky Jim Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 4,222 Feet (1,287 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mica

Lat, Long: 46.9033, -116.56110

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Lucky Jim Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lucky Jim Prospect
Secondary: J. H. Nesbitt


Commodity

Primary: Mica
Tertiary: Beryllium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Avon Mica 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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Olson And Others, A.

Owner Name: Ray Craine, Fred Lunsford


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1918
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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, PIPELIKE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Steeply Dipping W Limb Of Anticline Of Great Width

Type: L
Description: Joints Cut Pegmatite. Pegmatite Contacts Parallel To Foliation In Schist.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: MUSCOVITE CONSTITUTES 20 TO 40% OF THE S PEGMATITE BUT MICA IS POOR QUALITY. GRAB SAMPLE OF 0.003% BEO


Materials

Ore: Beryl
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Garnet


Comments

Comment (Deposit): STRIKE RANGES N 10 - 34 DEG E

Comment (Development): 1 UNPATENTED CLAIM ; ECON.COM: POOR QUALITY MICA

Comment (Location): ABOVE LINDQUEST PROPERTY; ABOUT A MI E OF MORNING STAR MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): REED, G. C., 1946, EXPLORATION OF THE AVON MICA DISTRICT, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 3898, P. 19.

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 14

Reference (Deposit): 1943 RECON W. C. STOLL, PROF. PAPER 229

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1925, MICA DEPOSITS OF LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 14, 14 P.

Reference (Deposit): STOLL, W. C., 1950, MICA AND BERYL PEGMATITES IN IDAHO AND MONTANA: USGS PROF. PAPER 229, 64 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1944 DIREXPL US BUR MINES, REPT. INV. 3898

Reference (Deposit): PATTEE, E. C., AND OTHERS, 1968, BERYLLIUM RESOURCES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND OREGON: US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 7148, P. 25, 50 - 51.

Reference (Production): STOLL, W. C., 1950, USGS PROF. PAPER 229, 64 P. { REED, G. C., 1946, US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 3898, P. 6.

Reference (Deposit): 1958 RECON US BUR MINES, REPT. INV. 7148


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