The Quartz Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,350 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: 3,350 Feet (1,021 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.5433, -115.83220
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Quartz Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Quartz Creek Placer
District: Pierce City District
Land ownership: Private
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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): 2 MILES DOWN QUARTZ CR. AND 1 1/2 MILES UP TRAIL CREEK
Comment (Development): A STEEL FLOATING DREDGE (1940) WITH A CAPACITY OF 2500 YDS PER DAY
Comment (Workings): OPERATOR RECOVERS 94% OF THE VALUES (1940)
Reference (Deposit): STALEY, W. W., 1940, MINING ACTIVITY IN THE NORTH FORK OF THE CLEARWATER RIVER AREA: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 54, 6 P
Reference (Deposit): 1940 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 5
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