Royal Creek Placer Mine

The Royal Creek Placer Mine is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,699 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: Royal Creek Placer Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.5228, -116.11720

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Royal Creek Placer Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Royal Creek Placer Mine


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Bungalow District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Nez Perce National Forest


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold


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Reference (Deposit): Reed, John C., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Florence Mining District, Idaho County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 46, 44 P

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Grangeville Quad, Location No. 61

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