Golden Hope Claims Prospect

The Golden Hope Claims Prospect is a lead mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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: Golden Hope Claims Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 48.6039, -116.16720

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Golden Hope Claims Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Hope Claims Prospect


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie - Yaak 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


Type: Located Claim


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


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Purcell Range - Cabinet Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Workings): One Short Drift; Equipment: Cabin And Some Hand Mining Tools.

Comment (Development): 4 Claims ; Econ.Com: Picked Sample Assayed 3.8 Oz Ag/Ton, And No Au.


Reference (Deposit): Kirkham, Virgil R. D., And Ellis, Ernest W., 1926, Geology And Ore Deposits Of Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin, No. 10, 78 P

Reference (Deposit): 1926 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Bulletin 10

Reference (Deposit): Metals Mining Company

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