Silica Prospect

The Silica Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,600 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: Silica Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.5458, -116.99280

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Silica Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silica Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Silica


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral 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: Payette National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Hitt Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Hydrothermal


Rocks

Name: Trondhjemite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Trondhjemite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: IMPURITIES ARE RARE, BUT TOURMALINE SUNS ARE LOCALLY PRESENT AND ARE AS MUCH AS ONE FOOT IN DIAMETER.


Materials

Gangue: Tourmaline
Unknown: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED 2 MILES EAST OF IRON MOUNTAIN


References

Reference (Deposit): HENRICKSEN, T., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL - IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., PH.D. THESIS, 205 P


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