Great Western Copper Prospect

The Great Western Copper Prospect is a copper mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: Great Western Copper Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 47.7797, -116.64500

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Great Western Copper Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Great Western Copper Prospect
Secondary: Jack Hill


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Hayden Lake 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


Type: Located Claim


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Great Western Copper Co.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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
Description: Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Fe - Stains
Alteration Text: Fe - Stains


Name: Shale
Role: Host
Description: Limy Shales
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Description: Limy Shales
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Not available


Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): Near Hayden Lake On Lower S Fk Of Mokins Creek A Mi From Its Mouth

Comment (Commodity): Vein Reported To Have Been Prospected For Cu, Au, Ag, Pb

Comment (Development): 4 Unpatented Claims


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): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Spokane Quad, Location No. 38

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