Wilford Prospect

The Wilford Prospect is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,751 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: Wilford Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 4,751 Feet (1,448 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.0914, -116.69940

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Wilford Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wilford Prospect
Secondary: National Group


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


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: Ore-Mineral In Place
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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Type: L
Description: Ne Trending Units


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization, Epidotization, Sericite


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

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Ilmenite
Gangue: Hematite


Comment (Location): Near The Head Of The First Ravine W Of Cuprum

Comment (Development): The Wilford Is One Claim In A Group Of 30 Known As The National Group


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): Morganti, J. M., 1972, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Cuprum Area, Seven Devils Mining District, Hells Canyon, Idaho: Pullman, Wash., Wash. State Univ., M S Thesis, 153 P.

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

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