King Solomon Prospect

Occurrence in Boise county in Idaho, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10070734
MRDS ID W013800
Record type Site
Current site name King Solomon Prospect
Related records 10265647

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.77626, 43.86208 (WGS84)
Elevation 1341
Relative position 4 MI NORTHEAST OF IDAHO CITY
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Boise

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 006N 006E 17 NE4 Idaho

Comments on the location information

  • IN BOISE NATIONAL FOREST. LOCATION GIVEN IS ON ILLINOIS GULCH IN NE/4 SEC. 17

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Platinum Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • AS OF 1991, PT HAS BEEN DISCOUNTED BY THE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY AS BEING PRESENT AT THIS LOCALITY. PLATINUM MAY HAVE BEEN REPORTED BY THE MINE OWNER TO SAVAGE AT THE TIME OF HIS VISIT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Ore
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore
Silver Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Kaolinized

Analytical data

Result TWO ASSAYS: AU=0.85 OZ/TON AND 0.10 OZ/TON
Result AG=47.1 OZ/TON AND 47.9 OZ/TON

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Rock unit name Idaho Batholith
    Rock description Idaho Batholith
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.77626, 43.86208

Ore body information

  • General form VEIN

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shearing, Gouge

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Idaho City District (Illinois Creek Area)

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Mc Knight, J. H.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Boise Cascade Corp.

Comments on the workings information

  • 6 BULLDOZER TRENCHES, 1 OLD DRIFT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W013800
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP HA__48 http://www.idahogeology.org/

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SAVAGE, C.N., 1962, KING SOLOMON MINES: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY UNPUB. FIELD NOTES.

  • Deposit

    ROSS, C.P., 1941, THE METAL AND COAL MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO, WITH NOTES ON THE NONMETALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 57, P. 19.

  • Deposit

    MITCHELL, V.E., OTT, M.H., VANCE, R.E., AND BENNETT, E.H., 1991, MINES AND PROSPECTS OF THE HAILEY QUADRNAGLE, IDAHO, 2D ED.: IDAHO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MINES AND PROSPECTS MAP SERIES, P. 6.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEIN LOCATED IN A SHEAR ZONE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1976 Everett, Sandra E. (Miller, Pat) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JAN-1990 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey