Gray Wolf Prospect

The Gray Wolf Prospect is a lead mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Gray Wolf Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 47.5978, -116.65670

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Gray Wolf Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gray Wolf Prospect
Secondary: Hollywood


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Bismuth


Location

State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Beauty Bay 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


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Gray Wolf Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1917
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: SEAMS, BANDS


Structure

Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend

Type: L
Structure: Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Biotitization


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: Bismuthinite
Ore: Jamesonite
Ore: Tetradymite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Bismuth


Comments

Comment (Development): 9 Unpatented Claims

Comment (Deposit): Bismuth - Quartz Veins Strike N 20 To 50 Deg E

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

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Biotitization

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Fracture

Comment (Location): Two Adits Beside Main Adit On Opposite Sides Of Beauty Creek


References

Reference (Deposit): Large, Thomas, 1943, Science, V 98, No 2556, P560-561

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


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