The Plowboy - Bluebell Prospect is a copper, silver, zinc, and lead mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,900 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: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 48.7964, -116.91420
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Plowboy - Bluebell Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Plowboy - Bluebell Prospect
District: Priest Lake 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: Selkirk Mining Co., K. R. Bagden
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Selkirk Range - Plowboy Mountain
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: PINCH AND SWELL
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Hydrothermal Alteration
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Location): SELKIRK RANGE
Comment (Workings): OLD DRIFT AND SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS
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): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6
Reference (Deposit): SELKIRK MINING CO.
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