Paradise Ridge Silica Deposit

The Paradise Ridge Silica Deposit is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 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: Paradise Ridge Silica Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.67833, -116.97639

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Paradise Ridge Silica Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Paradise Ridge Silica Deposit


Commodity

Tertiary: Quartz
Tertiary: Silica


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Moscow Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Owner Name: Ben Bush, George Lamphior?

Owner Name: Pacific Silica Co. (F. Williams, D. Rolph)


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Palouse Range - Paradise Ridge


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe-Stain, Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: QUARTZITE REPORTED TO CONTAIN 99% OR MORE SIL


Materials

Ore: Quartzite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 2 MI SW OF TOMER BUTTE

Comment (Workings): BULLDOZER CUTS WITH DRILLING AND BLASTING

Comment (Reserve-Resource): SEVERAL HUNDRED TONS QUARTZITE AVAILABLE


References

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1956, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT., 3 P.

Reference (Deposit): HAMMERAND, V. F., 1936, GEOLOGY AND PETROLOGY OF A PART OF PARADISE RIDGE IN NORTHWESTERN IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, 25 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1956 DIREXPL PACIFIC SILICA CO.

Reference (Deposit): 1956 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT.

Reference (Deposit): 1957 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. 2

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.


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