Copper Occurrence

The Copper Occurrence is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,701 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: Copper Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.9775, -116.46940

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Copper Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Occurrence


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Hoodoo 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
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Hoodoo Mountains - Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: STRINGERS, BLEBS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Scapolite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Microcline
Gangue: Oligoclase
Gangue: Actinolite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): MC NEILL, A. R., 1971 , GEOLOGY OF THE HOODOO MINING DISTRICT, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, 98 P


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