West Croesus Prospect

The West Croesus Prospect is a silver and gold mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 10,000 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: West Croesus Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3,048 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 43.9944, -114.65220

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West Croesus Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: West Croesus Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Germania Creek 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: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ONE SAMPLE
Analytical Data: TRACE GOLD, 0.3 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Workings): One Adit


References

Reference (Deposit): Vannoy, R. M., And Others, 1986, Economic Appraisal Of The Eastern Part Of The Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bull. 1545-E, Table 13, No. 148, P. 314.

Reference (Deposit): 1974 Other C. M. Tschanz And Others, Open-File Rept

Reference (Deposit): Tschanz, C. M., And Others, 1974, Mineral Resources Of The Eastern Part Of The Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Custer And Blaine Counties, Idaho: USGS Open-File Rept., 648 P


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