Silver Spoon Prospect

The Silver Spoon Prospect is a mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Silver Spoon Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.8236, -116.16530

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Silver Spoon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Spoon Prospect
Secondary: Lead Mill Prospect
Secondary: Lead Hill Prospect


Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie Yaak District

Land Status

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: Kaniksu National Forest


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Unknown
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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Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PB208/PB204 = 37.333
Analytical Data: PB207/PB204 = 15.512
Analytical Data: PB ISOTOPES: PB206/PB204 = 17.289


Ore: Galena


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Reference (Deposit): Zartman, R. E., And Stacey, J. S., 1971, Lead Isotopes And Mineralization Ages In Belt Supergroup Rocks, Northwestern Montana And Northern Idaho: Econ. Geol., V. 66, P. 849 - 860

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