Bald Eagle Prospect

The Bald Eagle Prospect is a gold, copper, silver, and lead mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,201 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: Bald Eagle Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 43.69, -114.30110

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Bald Eagle Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bald Eagle Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Warm Springs 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: Surface/Underground


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: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Pioneer Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: DISSEMINATED


Structure

Type: R
Description: Fractures

Type: L
Description: Fault Striking N 30 - 40 Deg W And Dips 40 - 50 Deg. Sw.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE TAKEN ALONG A 25 FT. SECTION OF MAIN TUNNEL AVERAGED 2% CU, 0.002 OZ/T. AU, AND 1.2 OZ/T. AG


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): N SIDE OF PARKER GULCH, ABOUT 1/2 MI NE OF THE JUNE DAY MINE.

Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS. UPPER TUNNEL CAVED. SEVERAL SMALL DIGGINGS


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND OTHERS, 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS IN THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 90, P. 57 - 58

Reference (Deposit): 1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 9


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