Lolo Copper Prospect

The Lolo Copper Prospect is a copper, molybdenum, and gold mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 1,699 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.

Mine Info

Name: Lolo Copper Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 1,699 Feet (518 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Molybdenum, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.3594, -116.12220

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Lolo Copper Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lolo Copper Prospect
Secondary: Allgood


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Molybdenum
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: Lolo 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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: R. Allgood


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: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Silver
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): 3 MI ABOVE DUNDAS PROPERTY ALONG THE LOLO

Comment (Deposit): VEINS IN AREA STRIKE N 40 - 55 DEG W, DIP 30 - 65 DEG NE


References

Reference (Deposit): 1956 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 34

Reference (Deposit): 1968 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPT.

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.

Reference (Deposit): BALL, TERRY, 1968, IDAHO MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPT., 2 P.


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