King Tut Prospect

The King Tut Prospect is a lead mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 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: King Tut Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 47.5986, -116.50250

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King Tut Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: King Tut Prospect


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Medimont (?) 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: Coeur d'Alene National Forest


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend

Type: L
Structure: Osburn Fault


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Fe - Stain


Name: Shale
Role: Host
Description: Thinly Laminated Shales
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Description: Thinly Laminated Shales
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): 1.25 Mi Above King Solomon At Mouth Of Mill Creek; S Of Mill Creek

Comment (Geology): Prichard Strikes N 45 Deg W, Dips 30 Deg Ne

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Fissure

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Fe - Stain

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Local - Near Osburn Fault Regional - Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1940 , Geology And Metalliferous Deposits Of Kootenai County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 53 , 67 P

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