Kootenai Prospect

The Kootenai Prospect is a zinc, silver, and lead mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,201 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: Kootenai Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,201 Feet (671 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 48.3044, -116.48830

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Kootenai Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kootenai Prospect
Secondary: Boyer Brothers


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: J. Gardner, J. L. Dirks, C. Wilson


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1928
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS ACROSS VEIN WIDTH RANGE $0.80 - $152 / TON IN MOSTLY AG, PB WITH SOME ZN, CU, AU


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Development): VEIN DISCOVERED WHEN WAVES OF PEND OREILLE LAKE WASHED AWAY PART OF BEACH

Comment (Deposit): VEIN EXTENDS N - 5 FROM LAKE SHORE

Comment (Location): DEPOSIT EXTENDS UNDER LAKE, IS PLOTTED INLAND


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. NO. 6 , 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 12

Reference (Deposit): 1967 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. NO. 6

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL., NO. 12, 132 P.

Reference (Deposit): STARMONT, L., 1929 , CLARK FORK AND LAKE PEND OREILLE: MINING TRUTH, V. 14 , NO. 8 P. 7 - 9 , 16


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