Palisades Property

The Palisades Property is a lead and copper mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,876 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: Palisades Property  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 5,876 Feet (1,791 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 47.4264, -116.35250

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Palisades Property MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Palisades Property


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


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Coeur D'Alene District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Palisades Mining And Milling Co.

Owner Name: Mr. Smith


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1910
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: St. Joe Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend

Type: L
Structure: Dike


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Fe Oxides

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Sericitized

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Limonite


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


Ore: Silver
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): On Se Flank Of Twin Crags, At Head Of Branch Of Pine Creek; Extreme Se Corner Of Kootenai County

Comment (Development): 48 Unpatented Claims

Comment (Deposit): Compressor - House Vein Trends S 70 Deg W, Dips 80 Deg Nw, Has No Sulfides. Minor Sulfides In Vein Which Strikes N 45 Deg W, Dips Vertically

Comment (Workings): 4 Adits, Inclined Shaft

Comment (Deposit): Dikes Strike N - Nw. St. Regis Formation Strikes N55 To 70 Deg E, Dips 25 Deg S.

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Local - Main Lamprophyre Dike Strikes N 10 Deg W, Dips 80 To 85 Deg Sw, And Offsets Vein Regional - Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Limonite; Sericitized; Fe Oxides

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Fault Fissure


Reference (Deposit): Campbell, A. B., And Good, S. E., 1963 , Geology And Mineral Deposits Of The Twin Crags Quadrangle, Idaho: U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1142 - A, 33 P.

Reference (Deposit): Jones, E. L., Jr., 1920 , A Reconnaissance Of The Pine Creek District, Idaho: U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 710 , 36 P.

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

Reference (Deposit): Western Mining News, 1974 - 1975 Directory Of Mines In Idaho (Coeur D'Alenes) And Washington, P. 104 .

Reference (Deposit): Callaway, 1928, Mineral Property Map, Kellogg, Idaho

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