Oscar Claim

The Oscar Claim is a lead mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Oscar Claim  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 48.595, -116.10220

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Oscar Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Oscar Claim
Secondary: Golden Triplet #3


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie - Yaak 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: Kootenai Copper - Silver Mines Co.


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Development): Unpatented Claim

Comment (Location): S. Side Of Boulder Creek About 1/2 Mi. W Of The Gaging Station.


Reference (Deposit): Miller, D. A., 1973, Geology Of The Leonia Knob Area; Boundary County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho Ms Thesis, 103 P

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Sandpoint Quad, Location No. 103.

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