Ridge Prospects

The Ridge Prospects is a silver and gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,399 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: Ridge Prospects  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 8,399 Feet (2,560 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.0989, -115.22670

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Ridge Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ridge Prospects


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Unorganized District; Pickett Mtn. Area


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: Boise National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Type: L
Description: Greatly Jointed


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Oxide Stains


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A 2ND SAMPLE HAD TRACE AU, AG, MO
Analytical Data: 1 SAMPLE OF PUMP MATERIAL HAD TRACE AU, 2.9 OZ AG/TON, 0.1 % PB, TRACES BI, MO


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Lack Of Mineralized Outcrops And Sparse Metal Content Show Deposit Has No Economic Value

Comment (Workings): 2 Prospect Pits

Comment (Location): Located West Of Picket Mtn., On The East Slope Of A Thickly Wooded Hillside.

Comment (Commodity): A Sample Of Dump Material Contained Trace Of Gold, 99.4 Gram Silver Per Metric Ton, 0.1 Percent Lead And Traces Of Bismuth And Molybdenum.


References

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., Freeman, V. L., And Coffman, J. S., 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319 - D, 174 P, P. D115-D116

Reference (Deposit): 1970 Recon Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, Bulletin 1319 -


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