Wilson Mutual Prospect

The Wilson Mutual Prospect is a silver mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: Wilson Mutual Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 47.6172, -116.66500

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Wilson Mutual Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wilson Mutual Prospect


Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Sulfides
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Beauty Bay 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.


Type: Located Claim


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Wilson Mutual Mining And Milling Co.


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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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend
Description: Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend

Type: L
Structure: Brecciation
Description: Brecciation


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Gossan

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Limonite


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

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Gangue: Pyrrhotite


Comment (Location): Land Classification Given As "Public Sale"

Comment (Development): 4 Groups Of Claims

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Limonite, Gossan

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Fracture


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1940 , Geology And Metalliferous Deposits Of Kootenai County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 53 , 67 P. Note: Commodity(Ies) Not Reported In This Reference For This Property.

Reference (Deposit): Umpleby, J. B., And Jones, E. L., 1923 , Geology And Ore Deposits Of Shoshone County, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 732 , 156 P.

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