Iron Mask Prospect Mine

The Iron Mask Prospect Mine is a silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,301 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: Iron Mask Prospect Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,301 Feet (1,006 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 48.1603, -116.51580

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Iron Mask Prospect Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iron Mask Prospect Mine
Secondary: Silver Hill?
Secondary: Silver Butte


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Pend Oreille District


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Silver Butte Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Little Shearing; Vein Cut By Several Lamprophyre Dikes


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Sericite


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Development): 14 CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): 3 DRIFTS


References

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6

Reference (Deposit): 1975 COMPILE US BUR MINES, 1974 ACTIVITY LIST

Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, E., 1928, GEOLOGY AND SILVER ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PEND OREILLE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET, NO. 31, 25 P.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1975, ACTIVITY OF IDAHO MINING PROPERTIES, 1974, USBM, BOISE, ID. 61 P.

Reference (Deposit): GREEN, W.R., 1976 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN AREA, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO: PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERTATION, 108 P.

Reference (Deposit): 5) MINING RECORD, AUG. 4 , 1976

Reference (Deposit): 1928 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 28

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.


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