Humboldt Prospect

The Humboldt Prospect is a mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,499 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: Humboldt Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 45.1453, -116.63140

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Humboldt Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Humboldt Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold


Location

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


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FS MIN EXAM 1959 PLUM


Materials

Gangue: Garnet


Comments

Comment (Location): On E. Slope Of Ridge Which Leads Up To The White Monument; Almost Due W. Of California Prospect. Location Updated Per Idaho Geological Survey.; Previous Quad Designation = Pendleton 1:250000


References

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. 7

Reference (Deposit): 1920 Compile Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Bulletin 1


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