Morning Star

The Morning Star is a beryllium mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,321 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: Morning Star  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 4,321 Feet (1,317 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 46.8997, -116.56780

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Morning Star MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Morning Star


Commodity

Primary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Mica


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah


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 (Palouse RD of St. Joe National Forest)


Holdings

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Rauch Lumber Co., Inc.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1968


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): NO BERYLLIUM IS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED FROM THIS CLAIM.

Comment (Geology): SAMPLES CONTAINED LESS THAN 0.003 PERCENT BED. THE PEGMATITE IS COMPOSED OF 10 TO 80 PERCENT FELDSPAR, 20 TO 80 PERCENT QUARTZ, 1 TO 7 PERCENT MUSCOVITE, 2 TO 5 PERCENT TOURMALINE, AND LESS THAN 1 PERCENT GARNET.


References

Reference (Deposit): RESOURCES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND OREGON, U.S.

Reference (Deposit): BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 7148, PP 51-53.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON AL 1925 IDAHO BUR MINES PAMPH 14 P 12 NO PROD IBM&

Reference (Deposit): PATTEE, E.C., VAN NOY, R.M., WELDIN, R.D., 1968, BERYLLIUM


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