Hamburg - American Prospect

The Hamburg - American Prospect is a copper mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,999 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: Hamburg - American Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 47.7269, -116.36670

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Hamburg - American Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hamburg - American Prospect
Secondary: Leiberg Creek


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Little North Fork 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Hamburg American Copper Mining And Milling Co


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1908
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR, BANDS, STRINGERS


Structure

Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend

Type: L
Structure: Burnt Cabin Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): About 1 Mi From The Little N Fk

Comment (Development): 3 Patented, 4 Unpatented

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Local - Near Burnt Cabin Fault Regional - Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Fissure


References

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): Umpleby, J. B., And Jones, E. L., Jr., 1923 , Geology And Ore Deposits Of Shoshone County, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 732 , P. 115


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