The Blue Bird Prospect is a lead mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 47.5972, -116.62420
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Blue Bird Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Blue Bird Prospect
Secondary: Elk Extension
District: Beauty Bay District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Coeur d'Alene National Forest
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Blue Bird Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Location): On Upper S Slope Of Elk Mountain
Comment (Development): 9 Unpatented Claims
Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Regional - Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend
Reference (Deposit): Hobbs, S.W., 1964, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Special Report No. 1, P. 223-233
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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