Ballentyne Prospect

The Ballentyne Prospect is a mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 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: Ballentyne Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.8953, -116.22720

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Ballentyne Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ballentyne Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: West View District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Pyritization


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Lead
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON THE SAME VEIN AS THE SUNNY SIDE.

Comment (Deposit): VEIN DIPS 70 - 80 DEG S


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, WALDEMAR, 1897, THE MINING DISTRICTS OF THE IDAHO BASIN, AND THE BOISE RIDGE, IDAHO: USGS 18TH ANN. REPT. PT. III, P. 717

Reference (Deposit): 1897 GEOLMAP LINDGREN, 18TH ANN. REPT. PT. II


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