The Big Five Prospect is a copper mine located in Albany county, Wyoming.
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Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 42.40611, -105.36000
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Big Five Prospect MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Big Five Prospect
Secondary: Big Five
Secondary: Big Five Esterbrook
District: Esterbrook Area, Laramie Range
Land StatusLand ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization: Medicine Bow
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: High Plains
Mineral Deposit Model
|Comment: 2500 FT NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE THREE CRIPPLES MINE|
|Comment: "The dump near a 50 ft. shaft contained pyrrhotite with only bunches of chalcopyrite associated with quartz and feldspar. Traces of sphalerite also reported." [Bull. 50, p. 38]|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: Wilson, W.H., 1966, GSW BULL. 50, P. 38.