Bumble Bee Prospect

The Bumble Bee Prospect is a copper, silver, lead, and gold mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 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: Bumble Bee Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 48.1, -116.25694

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Bumble Bee Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bumble Bee Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork 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: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Packsaddle Fault Is Few Hundred Feet E. Of Property


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limonite Stains , Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): TUNNEL ABOVE DRIVEN ALONG VEIN

Comment (Geology): STRIPED PEAK BEDS STRIKE N 35 DEG E AND DIP 42 DEG SE.

Comment (Development): 6 CLAIMS

Comment (Location): 2 1/2 MI ABOVE MOUTH OF JOHNSON CREEK; 2 1/2 MI FROM BONNER - SHOSHONE COUNTY LINE


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL., NO. 12, 132 P.

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 12

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6


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