N. W. Prospecting & Development Prospect

The N. W. Prospecting & Development Prospect is a mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,232 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: N. W. Prospecting & Development Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 3,232 Feet (985 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.98611, -116.40833

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N. W. Prospecting & Development Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: N. W. Prospecting & Development Prospect
Secondary: Atomic Fuels Corporation


Commodity

Tertiary: REE
Tertiary: Thorium


Location

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: N. W. Prospecting And Developing Co. - Lessee


Production

Not available


Deposit

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:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS, STRINGERS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Nw - Trending Faults, Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chlorite


Rocks

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: RADIOACTIVITY READINGS 8 - 10 MR/HR AT THE 2 EXPOSURES.


Materials

Ore: Thorite
Ore: Allanite
Ore: Cenosite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Location): W. SIDE OF HALL MOUNTAIN AT END OF JEEP ROAD CONNECTED TO STATE HIGHWAY 1

Comment (Development): NORTHWEST PROSPECTING AND DEVELOPMENT CO. CHANGED ITS NAME TO THE ATOMIC FUELS CORPORATION

Comment (Deposit): VEIN IN PIT STRIKES N 20 TO 30 DEG E, DIPS 75 TO 85 DEG NW; VEIN DESCRIBED ABOVE IN LENGTH AND WIDTH TRENDS N 16 DEG E, DIPS 62 DEG SE

Comment (Workings): TRENCH AND SHALLOW PIT; 2 DIAMOND DRILL HOLES ( 112, 57 FT DEEP ) CUT ONLY DIORITE

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION WAS POST-BATHOLITH,


References

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): LE MOINE, DENIS, 1959, THORITE DEPOSITS AND GENERAL GEOLOGY OF THE HALL MOUNTAIN AREA, BOUNDARY COUNTY, IDAHO: UNPUBLISHED THESIS, UNIV. IDAHO, 68 P.

Reference (Deposit): ADAMS, J. W., AND OTHERS, 1964, AM. MINERALOGIST, V.49, NO. 11-12, P. 1736-1741.

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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