Idaho Copper Prospect

The Idaho Copper Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,500 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: Idaho Copper Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,500 Feet (762 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 48.65, -116.87222

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Idaho Copper Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Idaho Copper Prospect
Secondary: Virginia - Lake Shore


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Priest Lake 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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Milwaukee Mines


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Selkirk Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Contact Zone, Gossan


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Not available


References

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

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, F. C., 1910 , ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1909 , 139 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1910 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S ANNUAL REPT. FOR 1909

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


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