Rich Gulch Mine

The Rich Gulch Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,699 feet.

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.

Mine Info

Name: Rich Gulch Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 6,699 Feet (2,042 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.0125, -116.78028

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Rich Gulch Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rich Gulch Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Carson District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Carson Div. Min. Co. ( 1972 )


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON W. SIDE OF FLORIDA MTN. NEAR HEAD OF RICH GULCH

Comment (Development): 11 PATENTED, 1 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN 1922

Comment (Workings): 3 TUNNELS IN 1922


References

Reference (Deposit): ASHER, R. R., 1968, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF A PORTION OF THE SILVER CITY REGION, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 138, 106 P.

Reference (Deposit): CAMPBELL, S., 1922 , 24TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1922

Reference (Deposit): 1922 DIREXPL GOLD CRATER MIN. CO.

Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 138


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