Griffin Prospect

The Griffin Prospect is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,199 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: Griffin Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 9,199 Feet (2,804 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.0844, -111.29530

Map: View on Google Maps

Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Griffin Prospect

Griffin Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Griffin Prospect
Secondary: Griffiths Mine
Secondary: Oneida South Mine
Secondary: Oneida Mine


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Mount Pisgah 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.


Not available


Not available


Not available


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1879
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Caribou Range

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Not available


Not available


Not available


Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Trachyte
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

Not available


Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): 1 Mi Se Caribou Mountain Peak

Comment (Location): Could Not Find In The Field; May Possibly Be Part Of The Nealon, Iowa Oneida Patent.

Comment (Development): Name Of Mine Uncertain

Comment (Deposit): Vein Nearly Vertical


Reference (Deposit): Savage, C. N., 1961 , Geology And Mineral Resources Of Bonneville County: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Rept. No. 5 , 108 P.

Reference (Deposit): Hamilton, J. A., 1961 , Geology Of The Caribou Mountain Area, Bonneville And Caribou Counties, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, University Of Idaho, M.S. Thesis, 59 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1961 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Rept. No.

Idaho Gold

Where to Find Gold in Idaho

"Where to Find Gold in Idaho" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Idaho. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Idaho.