Troy Sillimanite Co. Prospect

The Troy Sillimanite Co. Prospect is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: Troy Sillimanite Co. Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.73167, -116.63222

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Troy Sillimanite Co. Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Troy Sillimanite Co. Prospect
Secondary: Olson


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Kyanite


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Mica Mountain (Avon) 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Olson


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE TO 18% SILLIMANITE IN CHIP AND GRAB SAMPLES


Materials

Ore: Kyanite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Sillimanite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON N SLOPE OF BIG BEAR CREEK CANYON; ADJOINS COPPER CHIEF MINE

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT COVERS .5 SQ MI

Comment (Workings): OLD TUNNEL DRIVEN FOR COPPER EXPOSED SILLIMANITE ON W BORDER OF THIS AREA.


References

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.

Reference (Deposit): FORRESTER, J. D., 1942, A SILLIMANITE DEPOSIT NEAR TROY, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 59, 10 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1941 GEOCHEM IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 59

Reference (Deposit): 1957 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. 2


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