Broken Wheelbarrow Prospect

The Broken Wheelbarrow Prospect is a mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,699 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Broken Wheelbarrow Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.4406, -114.30080

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Broken Wheelbarrow Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Broken Wheelbarrow Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Mineral Hill District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Fissure - Fracture Zone Of Wnw Trend And Steep Sw Dip.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR SUMMIT OF RATTLER MTN.

Comment (Development): RELOCATED MAY, 1949

Comment (Workings): COMPRISED OF A NUMBER OF CUTS AND SHORT TUNNELS, ALL CAVED.


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND OTHERS, 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS OF THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 90, P. 31 - 3

Reference (Deposit): 1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 9


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