The Hatch Prospect is a copper mine located in Franklin county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,998 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.
Elevation: 6,998 Feet (2,133 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 42.2606, -112.06140
Map: View on Google Maps
MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.
Hatch Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Hatch Prospect
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): THERE HAS BEEN NO PRODUCTION FROM THE PROPERTY. FURTHERMORE, THE AREA TO DATE, 1951, HAS REMAINED DEVOID OF PRODUCTIVE MINING OPERATIONS. SPARSE METALLIC SULFIDES AND OXIDES ARE EXPOSED BY SHALLOW CUTS AND PITS OVER AN AREA ABOUT 200 METERS WIDE AND TWO METERS LONG. THIS METALIZATION IS CONFINED TO FRACTURES TRENDING ALONG STRIKE BUT DIPPING ACROSS THE BEDDING AT ANGLES RANGING FROM 20 DEGREES TO 56 DEGREES WEST. THE FRAC- TURES ARE QUARTZ FILLED FOR THE MOST PART, ALTHOUGH SOME CONTAIN CALCITE. THE METALLIC MINERALS CONSIST PRINCIPALLY OF OCCASIONAL THIN SEAMS OF PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE AND OXIDES OF IRON AND COPPER WITHIN THE QUARTZ GANGUE. A DUMP SAMPLE SELECTED TO CONTAIN THE RICHEST ORE ASSAYED 0.40 PERCENT COPPER, LESS THAN 0.01 PERCENT COBALT AND LESS THAN 0.02 PERCENT TUNGSTEN
Reference (Deposit): U.S.BUREAU OF MINES, WFOC, MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 0160410001
"Where to Find Gold in Idaho" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Idaho. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Idaho.