The Crystal Dome Placer is a gold mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 42.705, -112.45610
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Crystal Dome Placer MRDS details
Primary: Crystal Dome Placer
District: Fort Hall District
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: Caribou National Forest
Owner Name: J. W. Mcmanon, Portland, Ore.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Development): 2 Placer Claims
Reference (Deposit): Dotson, J. C., 1957, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report, 2 P
Reference (Deposit): 1957 Recon Id. Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Open - File Rept
Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines And Prospects Of The Pocatello Quad., 1982, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al.
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