The Clearwater River Placers N. Fk. is a gold mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,100 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 2,100 Feet (640 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.7722, -115.48830
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Clearwater River Placers N. Fk. MRDS details
Primary: Clearwater River Placers N. Fk.
District: Pierce Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Clearwater National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: 860 FINE
Comment (Location): CONSIDERABLE HAND - MINING AND SNIPING WAS DONE FOR ABOUT 60 MILES DOWNSTREAM TO DICKS CR.
Reference (Deposit): 1940 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 5
Reference (Deposit): STALEY, W. W., 1940, MINING ACTIVITY IN THE NORTH FORK OF THE CLEARWATER RIVER AREA: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPH 54, 6 P
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