Blue Gem Claims Prospect

The Blue Gem Claims Prospect is a beryllium mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,501 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: Blue Gem Claims Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 8,501 Feet (2,591 Meters)

Commodity: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 43.94028, -114.97639

Map: View on Google Maps

Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.


Satelite image of the Blue Gem Claims Prospect

Blue Gem Claims Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Gem Claims Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Beryllium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Rock Creek Area


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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Kenneth Liddiard And Others


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Mn-Oxide Stain


Rocks

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A GRAIN MEASUREMENT EST. OF 400 SQ FT INDICATED A 0.3 % AQUAMARINE CONTENT
Analytical Data: AQUAMARINE IS MASSIVE BUT INDIVIDUAL CRYSTALS WERE 1.3 IN. LONG, 0.3 IN. WIDE
Analytical Data: PEGMATITE SAMPLE CONTAINED 6.7% BEO
Analytical Data: A GRAIN MEASUREMENT EST. OF 400 SQ FT INDICATED A 0.3 % AQUAMARINE CONTENT


Materials

Ore: Aquamarine
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Plagioclase
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Orthoclase


Comments

Comment (Development): 5 Claims

Comment (Deposit): 2 Concentrations Of Aquamarine, 1 Described Above Occurs In And Around Pegmatite; 2nd Concentration Occurs As Fracture Fillings And Disseminations And Is 100 Ft Long, 50 Ft Wide, And 20 Ft Deep , 1 Described Above Occurs In And Around Pegmatite; 2nd Concentration Occurs As Fracture Fillings And Disseminations And Is 100 Ft Long, 50 Ft Wide, And 20 Ft Deep

Comment (Location): Adjoins Blue Crystal Group At Ne End; Sw Slope Of Ridge Nw From Flytrap Lake; Sw Slope Of Ridge Nw From Flytrap Lake Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using Gis Overlay Analysis With Usfs Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): Pattee, E.C., And Others, 1968 , Beryllium Resources Of Idaho, Washington, Montana, And Oregon: USBM Rept. Inv. 7148, 169 P.

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


Idaho Gold

Where to Find Gold in Idaho

"Where to Find Gold in Idaho" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Idaho. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Idaho.