Prospect

The Prospect is a mine located in Gem county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,950 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: Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Gem

Elevation: 3,950 Feet (1,204 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.8603, -116.33470

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Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Gem
District: West View District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: STRINGERS AND SEAMS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 12 - 120 OZ AG/TON, 0.29 - 0.5 OZ AU/TON


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON THE N. SIDE OF WILLOW CR.

Comment (Workings): SHORT TUNNEL AND OPEN CUTS


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE PEARL - HORSESHOE BEND GOLD BELT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 41, P. 3

Reference (Deposit): 1934 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 4


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