Elk Mountain Group

The Elk Mountain Group is a tungsten mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,652 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Elk Mountain Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 3,652 Feet (1,113 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 47.5928, -116.64220

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Elk Mountain Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elk Mountain Group
Secondary: Elk and Elk Extension
Secondary: Painted Desert U. and Oil Co.
Secondary: Murphy Tungsten


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead


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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Painted Desert Uranium And Oil Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Slate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Description: Rhyolite Porphyry Dike
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Description: Rhyolite Porphyry Dike
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: HIGH GRADE STREAK 1 FT WIDE POSSIBLY 1 TO 2 % WO3. VEIN 50 FT. LENGTH MAY RUN .5 % WO3. AVERAGE ESTIMATED GRADE 1 % WO3.


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): DDH; 26 Claims


References

Reference (Deposit): Western Mining News, Aug. 25 , 1975

Reference (Deposit): Hobbs, S. W., 1964 , Tungsten, In Mineral And Water Resources Of Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Spec. Rept. 1 , P. 223 - 233

Reference (Deposit): Powers, H. A., 1956 , Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report, No. 3 , 5 P.

Reference (Deposit): Spokane Chronicle, Mar. 21 , 1974


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