Copper-Lead Prospect

The Copper-Lead Prospect is a mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,598 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: Copper-Lead Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.2058, -114.62530

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Copper-Lead Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper-Lead Prospect
Secondary: Cu - Pb Prospect


Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Unorganized District; Slate Creek Area

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: Challis National Forest


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


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.001% CU
Analytical Data: 0.002% PB.
Analytical Data: 2 CHIP SAMPLES: NO AU, AG


Gangue: Quartz


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Reference (Deposit): Tschanz, C. M., And Others, 1974, Mineral Resources Of The Eastern Part Of The Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Custer And Blaine Counties, Idaho: USGS Open-File Rept., 648 P

Reference (Deposit): 1974 Recon Tschanz, C. M., And Others, Open-File Rept

Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines And Prospects Of The Challis Quad, 1982, Mitchell, No. 970

Reference (Deposit): Vannoy And Others, 1986, USGS Bull.1545e, P.278, No.65

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