Gold Digger Prospect

The Gold Digger Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Gem county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,400 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: Gold Digger Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Gem

Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.85778, -116.31444

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Gold Digger Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Digger Prospect
Secondary: Easter Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Gem
District: West View 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.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
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: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL

Form: LINEAR, POCKETS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Oxidation

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Sericitized

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Pyritized


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Dacite
Role: Associated
Description: Porphyry
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.10 - 0.34 OZ AU/TON AND "CONSIDERABLE SILVER.
Analytical Data: THE PAY SHOOT YIELDED $38/TON FREE AU


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): Small Amount Of Au Ore Produced In 1895.

Comment (Workings): Open Cuts And 2 Tunnels

Comment (Location): N. Side Of Willow Cr.

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Oxidized, Pyritized Local -

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

Comment (Geology): Dip Varies 65 - 80 Deg N

Comment (Development): 5 Claims


References

Reference (Deposit): Mines And Prospects Of The Boise Quad, IBMG Mines And Prospect Map Series, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al.

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, Alfred L., 1934, Geology Of The Pearl - Horseshoe Bend Gold Belt, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamp. 41, P. 2

Reference (Deposit): Lindgren, Waldemar, 1897, The Mining Districts Of The Idaho Basin And The Boise Ridge, Idaho: USGS 18th Ann. Rept., Pt. Iii, P. 714

Reference (Production): Lindgren, W., 1897, USGS 18th Ann. Rept., Pt. Iii, P. 714


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