The Montana Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 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.
Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.5572, -117.01640
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Montana Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Montana Prospect
District: Iron Mountain 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: Payette National Forest
Owner Name: Siegwein, John
Home Office: Weiser, Id
Years: 1943 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1897
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENS, TABULAR , BLANKET
Description: High - Angle Faulting With Westward Tilting Of The Fault Blocks.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Cavities In Magnetite Due To Leaching Of Sulfides.
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: HEMATITE SAMPLE GAVE 53.67 % FE, MAGNETITE SAMPLE GAVE 66.95 % FE
Comment (Commodity): IRON DEPOSITS ARE INSIGNIFICANT IN SIZE.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVES CONTAIN BOTH HEMATITE AND MAGNETITE ORE
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: 30 MI FROM RAIL HEAD AT WEISER
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1890'S
Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1918, NINETEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1917, P. 98.
Reference (Deposit): MACKIN, J. H., 1953, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE IRON MTN. DISTRICT, IDAHO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 982 - E, 30 P.
Reference (Deposit): MACKIN, J.H., 1947 , IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS OPEN-FILE REPT., 23 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1918 COMPILE 19TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY FOR 1917
Reference (Deposit): 1947 RECON MACKIN, J.H., OPEN-FILE REPT.
Reference (Deposit): 1953 GEOLMAP MACKIN, J.H., BULL. 982-E
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