Unnamed prospect

The Unnamed prospect is a copper, molybdenum, lead, and zinc mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,100 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.

Mine Info

Name: Unnamed prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 3,100 Feet (945 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Molybdenum, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 48.9206, -116.33920

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Site Name

Primary: Unnamed prospect


Primary: Copper
Primary: Molybdenum
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Brush Lake 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: Kaniksu National Forest


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Owner Name: Kent, A. J.
Years: 1919 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Bethlehem Fault (Broad Shear Zone 100 Ft. Wide, Strikes N 40 Deg W, Dips 45 Deg Sw)


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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite


Comment (Location): Nw Slope Of Tungsten Mountain


Reference (Deposit): Brackebusch, F. W., 1969 , Economic Geology Of The Queen Mountain Area, A Part Of The Purcell Range, Boundary County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, M S Thesis, 76 P.

Reference (Deposit): Kirkham, V.R.D., And Ellis, E. W., 1926 , Geology And Ore Deposits Of Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bur Mines And Geology Bull 10 , 78 P.

Reference (Deposit): Livingston, D. C., 1919 , Tungsten, Cinnabar, Molybdenun, And Tin Deposits Of Idaho: Univ Of Idaho Bull No 2 , V 14 , 72 P.

Reference (Deposit): King, R. U., 1964 , Molybdenum: Idaho Bur Mines And Geology Spec Rept 1 , P. 133 - 138

Reference (Deposit): 1926 Geolmap Idaho Bur Mines And Geology Bull 10

Reference (Deposit): 1964 Compile Idaho Bur Mines And Geology Spec Rept 1

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