Oswego Prospect

The Oswego Prospect is a mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Oswego Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.4731, -114.30530

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Oswego Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Oswego Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver
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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Oswego Mining Co.
Years: 1906 -


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: L
Description: Limestone Strikes N 40 Deg W, Dips 40 Deg Sw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): 3/4 MI. ABOVE MOUTH OF MAMMOTH GULCH

Comment (Development): 2 CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): 5 OR 6 TUNNELS. SEVERAL HUNDRED FT. OF WORKINGS


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS IN THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 90, 73 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1907, EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1906

Reference (Deposit): 1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 90

Reference (Deposit): 1907 COMPILE 8TH ANN. REPT. FOR MINING INDUSTRY, 1906


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