Mcdonald Peak Occurrence

The Mcdonald Peak Occurrence is a lead and zinc mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 9,600 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: Mcdonald Peak Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2,926 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 43.9428, -114.90750

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Mcdonald Peak Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mcdonald Peak Occurrence


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Alturas Lake 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: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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

Form: VEINLETS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe-Oxide Stains


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SELECTED CHIP SAMPLE ACROSS 40 FT WIDTH HAD 70 PPM CU, 150 PPM PB, 250 PPM ZN, 20 PPM MO


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON RIDGECREST ABOUT 0.33 MI S OF MCDONALD PEAK LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.

Comment (Deposit): ZONE IS SEVERAL HUNDRED FT LONG


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1970 RECON T. H. KIILSGAARD AND OTHERS, BULL. 1319-


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