The Fern Cliff Prospect is a copper mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 feet.
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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
Primary: Fern Cliff Prospect
Secondary: Cabinet Range Mine
Secondary: Lucky Abe
District: Priest Lake
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
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Fern Cliff Mining Co. ( 1910 )
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Selkirk Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: SELECTED ORE HAS YIELDED UP TO 26 % CU AND SOME AU, AG
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
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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