The Governor is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.9875, -115.69750
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Governor MRDS details
Administrative Organization: Boise
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: FS MIN EXAM. 1960. MS NO. 3420 IDAHO. 1947.
Comment (Deposit): PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS ARE SUCH THAT MINING LIMITED TO DREDGE OR DRAGLINE. ONE OF 4 CLAIMS KNOWN AS SMITH GROUP WITH TOTAL AREA OF 387 ACRES.
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