Hermit Hanks Prospect

The Hermit Hanks Prospect is a copper mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,999 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: Hermit Hanks Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.5281, -115.30440

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Hermit Hanks Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hermit Hanks Prospect


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Antimony


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Salmon River District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Type: Located Claim


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
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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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization, Fe Oxide


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

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

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

Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): On Terrace Adjacent To Salmon River Across From Whitewater Ranch

Comment (Development): 1 Unpatented Lode Claim, 1 Unpatented Placer Claim


Reference (Deposit): Cater, F. W., And Others, 1973, Mineral Resources Of The Idaho Primitive Area And Vicinity, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1304, 431, Pp. 314 & 326.

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