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.
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
Primary: Grade Creek Prospect
District: Cuddy Mountain District
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
Owner Name: Bunker Hill Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
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.
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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