The Abbie Lou Prospects is a mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.2653, -114.82580
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Abbie Lou Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Abbie Lou Prospects
District: Stanley District
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
Owner Name: Ralph Patton, Maurice Patterson, John Benzer
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Year: 1955
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Idaho Batholith
Description: Fracturing That Strikes N 80 Deg E And Dips 80 Deg Sw
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: MAXIMUM RADIOACTIVITY WAS 1.70 MILLIROENTGENS/HR. 3 6 INCH SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.34 % U3O8
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
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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