East Brownlee Creek

The East Brownlee Creek is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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: East Brownlee Creek  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.7544, -116.77610

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East Brownlee Creek MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: East Brownlee Creek
Secondary: East Brownlee Creek Prospect Pits


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mountain 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
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface
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

Form: POD-SHAPED, STRINGERS, IRREG. MASSES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Augite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Location): PROSPECTS LOCATED AT THE HEAD OF EAST BROWNLEE CREEK.

Comment (Workings): CONSISTS OF SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS.

Comment (Deposit): FANKHAUSER DESCRIBES THIS AREA AS "DISSEMINATIONS OF MAGNETITE AND CHALCOPYRITE OCCUR IN HORNBLENDE GABBRO AT THE HEAD OF EAST BROWLEE CREEK."


References

Reference (Deposit): FANKHAUSER, R. E., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE SOUTHERN CUDDY MOUNTAINS, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., MS THESIS, 138 P


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