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.
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
Primary: Iron Mask Prospect Mine
Secondary: Silver Hill?
Secondary: Silver Butte
District: Pend Oreille District
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.
Owner Name: Silver Butte Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Little Shearing; Vein Cut By Several Lamprophyre Dikes
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Sericite
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Development): 14 CLAIMS
Comment (Workings): 3 DRIFTS
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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