The Wildhorse, Alto District is a copper, zinc, and lead mine located in Custer county, Idaho.
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.
Primary Mineral: Copper, Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 43.8333, -114.10000
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Wildhorse, Alto District MRDS details
Primary: Wildhorse, Alto District
District: WILDHORSE, ALTO DISTRICT
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: CONTACT METAMORPHIC
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): COOK, E.F., 1956, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH - CENTRAL IDAHO: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 108
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P. AND CARR, M.S., 1941, THE METAL AND COAL MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO, WITH NOTES ON NONMETALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 57, PT. 1
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