Crystal Spring Prospect

The Crystal Spring Prospect is a copper mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,500 feet.

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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: Crystal Spring Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,500 Feet (762 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 47.5917, -116.41250

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Crystal Spring Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Crystal Spring Prospect


Primary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Little North Fork District

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.


Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Crystal Spring Mining Co.


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend

Type: L
Structure: Shearing


Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Chloritization


Name: Schist
Role: Host
Description: Chlorite Schist
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Description: Chlorite Schist
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Not available


Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Ankerite


Comment (Development): 8 Unpatented Claims. Compressor Building.

Comment (Geology): Less Disturbed Prichard Beds Strike N 25 Deg W, Dip 35 Deg Ne.

Comment (Location): Along Canyon S Of Wall Peak About 1 Mi N Of Us Highway No. 10

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Local - Shearing Trends N 30 Deg E, Dips 45 Deg Ne Regional - Property Is 1 To 2 Mi N. Of Osburn Fault. Area Of Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend.

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Shear Zone

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Chloritization


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1940 , Geology And Metalliferous Deposits Of Kootenai County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 53 , 67 P

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