Mud Springs Prospect

The Mud Springs Prospect is a zinc, lead, and copper mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,999 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: Mud Springs Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 43.8142, -115.87190

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Mud Springs Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mud Springs Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Idaho City 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR THE MAIN HIGHWAY ON MOORE CR.

Comment (Workings): LODE TRENDS ENE.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP ANDERSON, A. L. BULL. 944 -

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO, 1947, U.S. GEOL. SURV. BULL. 944 - C P. 316


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