The Ballentyne Creek Prospect is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.8953, -116.22720
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Ballentyne Creek Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Ballentyne Creek Prospect
Secondary: Sawtooth Primitive Area.
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): PROSPECT IS ABOUT 305 METERS NORTH OF THE MOUTH OF BALLEN- TYNE CREEK, ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE NORTH FORK BOISE RIVER. A 0.3 METER SAMPLE WAS TAKEN ACROSS QUARTZ VEIN AND CONTAIN- ED TRACE GOLD, 339 GRAM SILVER PER METRIC TON; 0.1 PERCENT COPPER, AND 0.2 PERCENT LEAD. A SELECTED SAMPLE FROM THE DUMP CONTAIN 301 GRAM SILVER PER METRIC TON: 0.2 PERCENT COPPER; 0.5 PERCENT LEAD. POSSIBLE TEST PITS FOR PLACERING ARE DIRECTLY BELOW THE PROSPECT AT RIVER LEVEL. A PANNED SAMPLE TAKEN NEAR THE MOUTH OF BALLENTYNE CREEK DID NOT CONTAIN ANOMALOUS AMOUNTS OF GOLD.
Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.
Reference (Deposit): P. D114; ALSO ON PLATE 2.
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