King Solomon Prospect

The King Solomon Prospect is a lead mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,500 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: King Solomon Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,500 Feet (762 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 47.5889, -116.47830

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King Solomon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: King Solomon Prospect


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Medimont (?) 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.


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Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: King Solomon Mining And Milling Co.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
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

Type: L
Structure: Osburn Fault


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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Development): 2 Claims. Compressor Building. ; Econ.Com: Less Than 5 % Sulfides

Comment (Deposit): Vein May Be Traced Several Hundred Yards.

Comment (Location): Several Hundred Yards Above Mouth Of Curran Creek; Along Ridge Crest Less Than 1/4 Mi N Of Canyon Bottom.

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Local - Vein Parallel To Osburn Fault 1/2 Mi To Ne Regional - Broad Much Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend


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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