Two Friends Claim

The Two Friends Claim is a mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,000 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: Two Friends Claim  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 45.1506, -115.06360

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Two Friends Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Two Friends Claim


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley
District: Big Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Primitive Area
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: Idaho Primitive Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1902
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: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: POD


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stain


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CHIP AND GRAB SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.19 OZ AU/TON, 0.38 AND 0.24 OZ AG/TON, 4.49 AND 3.95% CU


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON NOSE OF RIDGE BETWEEN ACORN CREEK AND LIME CREEK. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1973 RECON F. W. CATER AND OTHERS, BULL. 130

Reference (Deposit): CATER, F. W., AND OTHERS, 1973, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE IDAHO PRIMITIVE AREA AND VICINITY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1304, 431 P


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