The Falls Creek Prospect is a mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,901 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.
Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)
Lat, Long: 48.0603, -116.40280
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Falls Creek Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Falls Creek Prospect
District: Lakeview District
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
Owner Name: W. C. Ames, P. O. Ruen
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Granodiorite Stock Nearby
Analytical Data: ASSAYS 25 - 70 OZ AG/TON
Analytical Data: 6 - 20% PB/TON. PB ISOTOPES: PB 206/PB 204 = 18.637
Analytical Data: PB 207/PB 204 = 15.624
Analytical Data: PB 208/PB 204 = 38.917
Comment (Workings): 2 DRIFTS
Comment (Development): 11 CLAIMS,
Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.
Reference (Deposit): ZARTMAN, R. E., AND STACEY, J. S., 1971, LEAD ISOTOPES AND MINERALIZATION AGES IN BELT SUPER - GROUP ROCKS, NORTHWESTERN MONTANA AND NORTHERN IDAHO: ECON. GEOL., V. 66, NO. 6, P. 849 - 860.
Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, E., 1928, GEOLOGY AND SILVER ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PEND OREILLE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPH, NO. 31, 25 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1928 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 31
Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6
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