King Creek Prospect

The King Creek Prospect is a mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,901 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: King Creek Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 8,901 Feet (2,713 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.8503, -114.59580

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King Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: King Creek Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Galena 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: Sawtooth National Forest


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: L
Description: Fault Trending N 30 Deg. W


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1 OZ. AG/TON
Analytical Data: 0.35% PB
Analytical Data: 3 SAMPLES OF FLOAT AVERAGED 0.9 OZ. AG/TON
Analytical Data: 0.64% PB.
Analytical Data: CHIP SAMPLE FROM VEIN


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Workings): ONE CAVED ADIT AND ONE PIT; SULFIDE-BEARING FLOAT OCCURS SPORADICALLY ALONG THE RIDGE TO SOUTH OF ADIT.


References

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, CUSTER AND BLAINE COUNTIES, IDAHO: USGS OPEN-FILE REPT., 648 P

Reference (Deposit): 1974 OTHER C. M. TSCHANZ AND OTHERS, OPEN-FILE REPT


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