Magnolia Creek Mine

The Magnolia Creek Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: Magnolia Creek Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.8975, -115.23890

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Magnolia Creek Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Magnolia Creek Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Black Warrior 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: Boise National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Shaffer, R.I.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1970


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe - Stains


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE OF DIKE ASSAYED 0.36 OZ. AU, 3.6 OZ. AG/TON. SMALL STOCKPILE SAMPLE OF GRANODIORITE HAD 2.3 OZ. AU, 0.15 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): On N-Facing Slope About 300 Ft. Above Magnolia Creek

Comment (Development): 3 - Stamp Mill

Comment (Workings): 1 Trench

Comment (Commodity): Sample Of An Aplite Dike Assayed 12.3 Grams Gold And 123.3 Grams Silver Per Tonne. An Altered Iron-Stained Granodiorite Sample Contained 78.8 Grams Gold And 5.1 Grams Silver.


References

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.

Reference (Deposit): 1970 Other T. H. Kiilsgaard And Others, Bulletin 1319-

Reference (Production): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.


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