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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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
Primary: Rainbow No. 2 Prospect
District: Little North Fork District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Coeur d'Alene National Forest
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Asarco (American Smelting And Refining Co.)
Owner Name: Coeur D'Alene Mines Corp.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
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
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend
Alteration Type: L
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
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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