Red Wing Prospect

The Red Wing Prospect is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,649 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: Red Wing Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 4,649 Feet (1,417 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.0883, -116.71190

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Red Wing Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Wing Prospect


Primary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils 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


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Epidotization


Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Bornite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Chalcocite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Feldspar
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): Near The 1905 Tunnel.


Reference (Deposit): Livingston, D.C., And Laney, F.B., 1920, The Copper Deposits Of The Seven Devils And Adjacent Districts: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 1, P. 31

Reference (Deposit): 1920 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Bulletin

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Grangeville Quad, Location No. 171

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