E. Priest Lake Prospect

The E. Priest Lake Prospect is a uranium mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,400 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: E. Priest Lake Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 48.6067, -116.77640

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E. Priest Lake Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: E. Priest Lake Prospect


Primary: Uranium


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Priest Lake District

Land Status

Land ownership: State
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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Form: POD


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Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

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Ore: Uraninite


Comment (Production): No Production (Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology)

Comment (Location): On E. Side Of Priest Lake


Reference (Deposit): 1958 Recon Weis, Paul L. Bulletin 1074 -

Reference (Deposit): Weis, Paul L., Armstrong, Frank C., And Rosenblum, Samuel, 1958, Reconnaissance For Radioactive Minerals In Washington, Idaho, And Western Montana, 1952 - 1955: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1074 - B, 48 P

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