Money Prospect

The Money Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 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: Money Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.8703, -115.18330

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Money Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Money Prospect
Secondary: Winner Group
Secondary: Little Queen Mine


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Black Warrior 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: Boise National Forest


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Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Mr. Earl Money


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge, Silicification


Name: Dacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM A VEINLET 0.1 OZ. AU AND 0.14 OZ. AG/TON.


Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Workings): 2 Adits, 2 Shafts, 1 Crosscut All On W. Side Of River

Comment (Location): At End Of Little Queens River Road 1 Mi. Upstream From Little Queens Mine

Comment (Development): Partly Collapsed Mill

Comment (Commodity): Samples Across Quartz Veinlet Altered Granitic And Altered Dike Rocks Contained A Range From Trace To 78.8 Gram Gold Per Metric Ton; Trace To 387 Gram Silver Per Metric Ton; Lead 1.9 Percent; Zinc 3.1 Percent.


Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.

Reference (Deposit): 1970 Other T. H. Kiilsgaard And Others, Bulletin 1319-

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al, Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad

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