The Gray Copper Prospect is a copper mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 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: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 42.25556, -113.71944
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Gray Copper Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Gray Copper Prospect
Secondary: Myers Mine
District: Stokes 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: STRINGERS, SEAMS, DISSEMINATED
Description: Overthrust Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Location): Fairchild Cr., On W. Slope Of The Albion Range E. Of Oakley
Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1931, Geology And Mineral Resources Of Eastern Cassia County, Id.: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 14, 169 P
Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines & Prospects Of The Pocatello Quad, 1982, V.E. Mitchell Et Al
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