Grade Creek Prospect

The Grade Creek Prospect is a copper, zinc, silver, and lead mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,800 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: Grade Creek Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Zinc, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 44.77256, -116.83360

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Grade Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Grade Creek Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mountain 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


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Bunker Hill Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chrysocolla


Comments

Comment (Workings): ONE SMALL ADIT PRESENT. (ADIT TRENDED N 30 DEG W)

Comment (Geology): THE CAMP CREEK LATITE IS A PORPHYRITIC FLOW WITH PHENOCRYSTS OF ORTHOCLASE AND PLAGIOCLASE SET IN AN APHANITIC GROUNDMASS.

Comment (Location): LIES NORTH OF BELMONT CLAIMS.

Comment (Deposit): GRADE CREEK CONGLOMERATE IS PEBBLE TO COBBLE IN SIZE, WITH RED, PURPLE AND GREEN CLASTS OF DOMINANTLY EXTRUSIVE ROCKS.


References

Reference (Deposit): FANKHAUSER, R. E., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE SOUTHERN CUDDY MOUNTAINS, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., MS THESIS, 138 P.

Reference (Deposit): SLATER, M. N., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE WESTERN CUDDY MTN. DISTRICT, WESTERN IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., MS THESIS, 82 P.

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D.C., 1925 , A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT, WASHINGTON AND ADAMS COUNTIES, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13 , 24 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 1


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