Abbie Lou Prospects

The Abbie Lou Prospects is a mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 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: Abbie Lou Prospects  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.2653, -114.82580

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Abbie Lou Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Abbie Lou Prospects


Commodity

Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Stanley 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: Challis National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Ralph Patton, Maurice Patterson, John Benzer


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Year: 1955
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: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Idaho Batholith

Type: L
Description: Fracturing That Strikes N 80 Deg E And Dips 80 Deg Sw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: MAXIMUM RADIOACTIVITY WAS 1.70 MILLIROENTGENS/HR. 3 6 INCH SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.34 % U3O8


Materials

Ore: Pitchblende


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED SW OF BASIN CREEK LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: STRINGERS OF PITCHBLENDE TOO SMALL TO MINE

Comment (Workings): PITS ARE VERY SMALL, AND LITTLE ADDITIONAL EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF AREA HAS BEEN DONE


References

Reference (Deposit): CHOATE, RAOUL, 1962, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STANLEY AREA: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 126, P. 5

Reference (Deposit): 1962 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 12

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 6-91, 1991, TABLE A-3, NO. 383, P. 196.

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 117, 1956, P. 30.


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