Fern Cliff Prospect

The Fern Cliff Prospect is a copper mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 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: Fern Cliff Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 48.9264, -116.99330

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Fern Cliff Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Fern Cliff Prospect
Secondary: Cabinet Range Mine
Secondary: Lucky Abe


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Priest Lake


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: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Fern Cliff Mining Co. ( 1910 )


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: Selkirk Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SELECTED ORE HAS YIELDED UP TO 26 % CU AND SOME AU, AG


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): To W Of Idaho Continental Mine, On Next Range Of Hills; Location Approximate

Comment (Development): 4 Claims

Comment (Workings): Drifts, Open Cuts, Tunnel

Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 48-55-10N 116-54-48W (48.91944 -116.91333); UTM N5418300 E506350 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 064N, RNG 004W, Sect 06, Sect_fract .


References

Reference (Deposit): Lancaster, J., 1910 , Priest Lake District: The Mining World, V. 32 , P. 100

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1907 , Eighth Annual Report Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For The Year 1906 , 172 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1907 Compile State Mine Inspector'S Report For 1906

Reference (Deposit): Kirkham And Ellis, 1926 Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, Bulletin 10, P. 67


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