Hungry Gut Mine

The Hungry Gut Mine is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,360 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: Hungry Gut Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,360 Feet (1,024 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.8669, -116.59030

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Hungry Gut Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hungry Gut Mine
Secondary: Avon
Secondary: Carlson Lease


Commodity

Tertiary: Mica
Tertiary: Beryllium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Avon Mica 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: Clearwater National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Avon Mica Co. (W. W. Freeburg And E. D. Nieland)

Owner Name: D. J. Carlson


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1943
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: Clearwater Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR OR TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Minor Folds Or Rolls In Lens Contacts; 2 Reverse Faults Offset The Pegmatite


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Albitization, Silicification, Muscovitization


Rocks

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE GRADE PEGMATITE UNDERGROUND ESTIMATED AT 0.9 LB. SHEET MICA, 1 BY 1 INCH PLUS, PER TON


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): UTM LOCATION IS FOR OLD DUDE MINE THE MOST EXTENSIVELY DEVELOPED PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT. THE MACHO DISTRICT IS A SMALL ONE WITH THE PRODUCTIVE PORTION BEING LESS THAN ONE SQUARE MILE IN AREA.

Comment (Deposit): FOOTWALL OF PEGMATITE CONTAINS SMALL ROLLS WHICH PLUNGE 35 TO 43 DEG E. PEGMATITE IS OFFSET BY 2 REVERSE FAULTS.

Comment (Geology): CONTINENTAL PLATFORM DISRUPTED BY EXTENSIVE CENOZOIC VULCANISM AND BASIN AND RANGE DEFORMATION. PRINCIPAL ROCKS OF THE DISTRICT ARE ANDESITE BRECCIAS AND ANDESITE FLOWS. MAJOR FAULTS OF THE REGION FOLLOW A GENERAL NORTHWEST STRIKE BUT SOME NORTHEAST STRIKING CROSS FAULTS ARE PRESENT. SOUTHWEST OF THE DISTRICT, COOKS RANGE, A LARGE INTRUDED AND FAULTED MASS OF PRECAMBRIAN, PALEOZOIC AND MESOZOIC ROCKS RISES ABOVE THE GENERAL LEVEL OF TERTIARY FLOWS AND PYROCLASTICS. A WIDE BELT OF TERTIARY FANGLOMERATES EXTENDS FROM NORTHWEST OF THE DISTRICT SOUTHWARD AND SEPARATES THE DISTRICT FROM COOKS RANGE. TO THE NORTHEAST, AT LAKE VALLEY, A LARGE FAULT HAS RAISED PALEOZOIC ROCKS UP TO THE LEVEL OF SURROUNDING VOLCANIC ROCKS. SOUTHEAST OF THE DISTRICT IS A LARGE AREA OF BOLSON PLAINS. ORE DEPOSITS OF THE DISTRICT ARE IN VEINS OCCURRING BETWEEN WELL-DEFINED WALLS OF ANDESITE, IN BRECCIATED ANDESITE AND IN ALTERATION ZONES ALONG FRACTURES. MINERALIZATION IS PRINCIPALLY IN OPEN SPACE FILLING WITH

Comment (Geology): MINOR REPLACEMENT.

Comment (Deposit): FOR SPECIFIC SITE INFORMATION SEE OLD DUDE MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): STOLL, W. C., 1950, MICA AND BERYL PEGMATITES IN IDAHO AND MONTANA: USGS PROF. PAPER 229, 64 P

Reference (Deposit): 1943 RECON W. C. STOLL, PROF. PAPER 22

Reference (Production): STOLL, W. C., 1950, USGS PROF. PAPER 229, 64 P. { REED, G. C., 1946, US BUR MINES REPT. INV. 3898, P. 6.


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