Eileen Mining Company Prospect

The Eileen Mining Company Prospect is a lead mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Eileen Mining Company Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 48.7733, -116.16190

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Eileen Mining Company Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Eileen Mining Company Prospect
Secondary: North Skin Creek Prospect


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver


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


Type: Located Claim


Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
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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Type: L
Description: Vein On Contact; Near Moyie Fault


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

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

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

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PB207/PB204 = 15.402 PB208/PB204 = 35.991
Analytical Data: LEAD ISOTOPES: PB206/PB204 = 16.327


Ore: Galena
Ore: Copper
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): 1/2 Mi S. Along Moyie River And Below Power Site Of Cynide Gold Company

Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 48-46-25N 116-9-42W (48.77361 -116.16167); UTM N5402400 E561600 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 063N, RNG 002E, Sect 35, Sect_fract .

Comment (Deposit): Vertical Vein In Sill Strikes N 55 Deg W; Third Vein In Quartzite Strikes N 60 Deg W And Dips 45 Deg Sw

Comment (Development): 20 Claims ; Equipment: Blacksmith Shop, Hand Mining Tools, Cabins

Comment (Workings): 5 Tunnels


Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines-Wilderness Rept-1974

Reference (Deposit): Kirkham, Virgil R. D., And Ellis, Ernest W., 1926, Geology And Ore Deposits Of Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin, No. 10, 78 P.

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.

Reference (Deposit): 1926 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Bulletin 1

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