Radio Prospect

The Radio Prospect is a lead mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,901 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: Radio Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 47.5742, -116.62080

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Radio Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Radio Prospect
Secondary: Brennan's
Secondary: Brennan Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Little North Fork 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: Radio Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: 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

Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Gouge


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): Near Head Of S Fk Varnum Creek

Comment (Development): 5 Unpatented Claims

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

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: 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


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