The Silver Leaf Group Prospect is a lead, zinc, gold, and silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,301 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.
Elevation: 4,301 Feet (1,311 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 47.9228, -116.40390
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Silver Leaf Group Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Silver Leaf Group Prospect
District: Lakeview District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest
Owner Name: Silver Leaf Mines Corp.
Owner Name: Loop, H. G.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Packsaddle Fault To The W; Cascade Fault To The E.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Development): 16 UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Comment (Deposit): CONJECTURE - KEEP COOL - SILVER LEAF VEIN IS PROBABLY 12000 FT LONG
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL OLD DRIFTS, SOME CAVED, ONE NEW DRIFT.
Comment (Location): ON E BRANCH OF GOLD CREEK
Reference (Deposit): KUN, P., 1974 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE LAKEVIEW MINING DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 156 , 47 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. CO. REPT. 6
Reference (Deposit): 1974 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 156
Reference (Deposit): MC DOWELL, G. A., 1951 , 53 RD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1951 , P. 41
Reference (Deposit): 1928 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 31
Reference (Deposit): 1951 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S ANN. REPT.
Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, E., 1928 , GEOLOGY AND SILVER ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PEND OREILLE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 31 , 25 P.
Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 6 , 131 P.
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