The Magnolia Creek Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.8975, -115.23890
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Magnolia Creek Mine MRDS details
Primary: Magnolia Creek Mine
District: Black Warrior District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Owner Name: Shaffer, R.I.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1970
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe - Stains
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
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
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.
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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