Red Horse Prospect

The Red Horse Prospect is a copper mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,999 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: Red Horse Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 47.5422, -116.64810

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Red Horse Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Horse Prospect


Primary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Beauty Bay 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: Coeur d'Alene National Forest


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Type: Underground


Owner Name: Red Horse Mining Co.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1904
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

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Type: R
Structure: Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of WNW Trend


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Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Description: Quartzitic And Micaceous Beds
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Paleocene

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Description: Quartzitic And Micaceous Beds
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Description: Quartzitic And Micaceous Beds
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Copper
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Development): Mine Plant, Camp, 5 - Ton Mill

Comment (Location): In Deep Canyon Below Red Horse Mountain. Access By Way Of Blue Lake And Blue Creek From Coeur D'Alene River

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Regional - Broad Much - Faulted Anticlinal Uplift Of Wnw Trend


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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