Star Mountain Prospect

The Star Mountain Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,320 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: Star Mountain Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 7,320 Feet (2,231 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.8864, -114.95830

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Star Mountain Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Star Mountain Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine


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: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Type: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Bob Summers, Kay Thurman And Ken Washington
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1966


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): SAMPLES FROM VEINS, WALLROCK AND PIT CONTAINED VALUES FROM NIL TO 0.1 PPM GOLD, 1.0 TO 100 PPM SILVER, 300 TO 15,000 PPM LEAD, AND 200 TO 920 PPM ZINC. TWO STREAM SAMPLES WERE TAKEN. NEITHER SAMPLE WAS ANOMALOUS.


References

Reference (Deposit): SAWTOOTH PRIMITIVE AREA, IDAHO.

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p. P.D99-100.

Reference (Deposit): V.E. MITCHELL, ET. AL; MINES AND PROSPECTS MAP SERIES, 1981,

Reference (Deposit): HAILEY QUAD

Reference (Deposit): KIILSGAARD AND OTHERS, 1970, USGS B-1319-D


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