Big Boy Prospect

The Big Boy Prospect is a mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Big Boy Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 42.9531, -116.80060

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Big Boy Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Boy Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Flint District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Guess Huff


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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: OWNERS REPORTED HAND-PICKED SAMPLE ASSAYED $35 IN GOLD, SILVER, AND LEAD


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF A TRIBUTARY OF LOUSE CR; LOCATION UNCERTAIN

Comment (Development): 6 UNPATENTED CLAIMS


References

Reference (Deposit): GREEN, W. R., 1966 , BIG BOY PROSPECT: IDAHO BUR MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT., 2 P

Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON BUNKER HILL

Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON IDAHO BUR MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT


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