The John Coats Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.3431, -116.88330
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John Coats Prospect MRDS details
Primary: John Coats Prospect
Owner Name: John Coats
Owner Name: Chester Lackey
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: IRREGULAR , TABULAR
Description: Broad - Crested Anticlines; Syncline In Snake River Valley
Description: Local Structural Depression, As A Result Of Faulting
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification (Opalization), Opalitization
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene
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 )
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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