John Coats Prospect

The John Coats Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: John Coats Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.3431, -116.88330

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John Coats Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: John Coats Prospect
Secondary: Coats


Commodity

Tertiary: Mercury


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Weiser


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: John Coats

Owner Name: Chester Lackey


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR , TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Broad - Crested Anticlines; Syncline In Snake River Valley

Type: L
Description: Local Structural Depression, As A Result Of Faulting


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification (Opalization), Opalitization


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Chalcedony


Comments

Comment (Location): ALONG HWY 95 , 8 MI DUE W OF CONSOLIDATED QUICKSILVER

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: TOO LOW GRADE TO MINE AT A PROFIT.

Comment (Deposit): SHOOTS WITHIN THE OPALITIZED ROCK TREND N 10 - 55 DEG W

Comment (Workings): PITS AND DOZER CUTS ( 1941 )


References

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., 1964 , MINERAL RESOURCES - MERCURY, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPEC. REPT. NO. 1 , P. 119 - 123

Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C. P., 1956 , QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS NEAR WEISER: USGS BULL. 1042-D, P. 79 - 104

Reference (Deposit): 1956 GEOLMAP ROSS, BULL. 1042-D

Reference (Deposit): 1964 COMPILE IBM & G SP. RPT. NO. 1


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