The Gold Dust is a gold mine located in Idaho 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: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.3453, -115.79560
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Gold Dust MRDS details
Primary: Gold Dust
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Payette National Forest
Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
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 1958 PLUMB ASSAY 1958 BLACK AND DEASON SALT LAKE CITY
Comment (Location): Prospect Is Reported In Secs. 11, 12, And 14. This Data Came From A U.S. Forest Service Mineral Examination In 1958. Additional Data May Be Available In The 2810 Files At McCall, ID.
Reference (Deposit): Mines And Prospects Of The Elk City Quad., IBMG Mines And Prospects Map Series, V E Mitchell, Et Al.
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