Azurite Prospect

The Azurite Prospect is a silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,049 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: Azurite Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 4,049 Feet (1,234 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 44.5606, -117.04920

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Azurite Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Azurite Prospect
Secondary: Salyer


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral 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: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
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: Cuddy Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): 1 SHORT ADIT IS EXTENT OF WORKINGS.

Comment (Geology): 2 DIKES, 1 BEING THE SILVER BELL DIKE WHICH IS 100 FT WIDE AND DIPS N

Comment (Location): ADJOINS THE TATE GROUP ON THE SOUTH.


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., AND WAGNER, WARREN R., 1952, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.

Reference (Deposit): TURNER, H.W., 1908 , THE ORE DEPOSITS AT MINERAL, IDAHO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 3 , NO. 6 , P. 491 - 502

Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 9


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