Rainbow No. 2 Prospect

The Rainbow No. 2 Prospect is a lead mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,199 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Rainbow No. 2 Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 47.7525, -116.41610

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Rainbow No. 2 Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rainbow No. 2 Prospect


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Little North Fork District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Coeur d'Alene National Forest


Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Asarco (American Smelting And Refining Co.)

Owner Name: Coeur D'Alene Mines Corp.


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Bitterroot Mountains - Coeur D'Alene Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Chloritization


Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Location): About 1 Mi From Little N Fk Coeur D'Alene River

Comment (Development): 3 Patented, 1 Unpatented, Claims

Comment (Geology): Beds Strike N 30 Deg W, Dip 25 Deg Sw

Comment (Deposit): Merger Of Rainbow Min. And Milling Co. Into Coeur D'Alenes Corp In 1968

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Regional - Broad Much-Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend

Comment (Geology): Original Alteration entry: Chloritization

Comment (Geology): Original Ore Control entry: Fissure

Comment (Production): No Production (Idaho Bur Mines)


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1940 , Geology And Metalliferous Deposits Of Kootenai County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 53 , 67 P.

Reference (Deposit): Spokane Chronicle, April 10 , 1968

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