Lime Peak Prospect

The Lime Peak Prospect is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,100 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: Lime Peak Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 2,100 Feet (640 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.0872, -116.77810

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Lime Peak Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lime Peak Prospect
Secondary: Lime Peak Group
Secondary: Lime Point Mine


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils 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: Payette National Forest


Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


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


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: L
Description: Faults, One Strikes N. 42 Deg. E. And Dips 65 - 80 Deg. W.


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Sericitized


Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Analytical Data

Not available


Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcocite
Gangue: Epidote


Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 45-4-45N 116-46-40W (45.07917 -116.77778); UTM N4991600 E517500 Z11N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Boise, TWNSHP 020N, RNG 004W, Sect 11, Sect_fract .

Comment (Location): Claims Are In Secs. 12, 13, And 14, T. 5 S., R. 4 W.

Comment (Location): Longitude Changed From 116-46-40s To 116-46-40w On 8/28/91.

Comment (Workings): Mine Composed Of 3 Adits, 175, 350, And 1500 Ft Long.


Reference (Deposit): Cook, E. F., 1954, Mining Geology Of The Seven Devils Region: Idaho Bur. Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 97, 22 P

Reference (Deposit): 1954 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Pamphlet 97

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