Barringer Prospect

The Barringer Prospect is a mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,770 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: Barringer Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 3,770 Feet (1,149 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.98889, -116.41111

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Barringer Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Barringer Prospect
Secondary: Bruce Berringer Prospect
Secondary: TMU
Secondary: The Man Upstairs


Tertiary: Thorium


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie - Yaak District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Bruce Barringer


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1955
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: L
Description: Nw - Trending Faults; Brecciation; Boxwork; Vein Bounded On E By Fracture Striking N 18 Deg W, Dipping 60 Deg W


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chlorite, Albite, Sphene, Brown Hydrous Fe Oxides Oxidation, Hematite


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

Analytical Data: HIGH GRADE, 2.5 MR/HR


Ore: Thorite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Plagioclase
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): W. Side Hall Mountain

Comment (Development): Several Claims

Comment (Geology): Mineralization Was Post-Batholith,

Comment (Deposit): Quartzite Bedding Strikes N 45 Deg W, Dips 35 To 45 Deg Sw.


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., And Savage, C. N., 1964, Mineral Resources - Thorium And The Rare Earths, In Mineral And Water Resources Of Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Spec. Rept., No. 1, P. 211 - 217.

Reference (Deposit): Le Moine, Denis, 1960, Geology Of Thorite Deposits Of The Hall Mountain Area, Boundary County, In Study Of Two Thorite Deposits: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet, No. 122, P. 15 - 22

Reference (Deposit): Powers, Harold A., 1956, Berringer Property: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report.

Reference (Deposit): Lemoine, Denis, 1959 , Thorite Deposits And General Geology Of The Hall Mountain Area, Boundary County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ Of Idaho, M S Thesis, 68 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1956 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Of Rept.

Reference (Deposit): 1960 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet No. 122

Reference (Deposit): 1964 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Spec. Rpt. No. 1

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