The Browns Creek Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore 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: 43.8706, -115.19190
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Browns Creek Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Browns Creek Prospect
District: Black Warrior District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1948
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: OTHER SAMPLES ASSAYED 0.01 - 0.04 OZ. AU/TON, 0.2 - 2.7 OZ. AG/TON.
Analytical Data: SAMPLE ACROSS VEIN CONTAINED 0.02 OZ. AU/TON, 0.04 OZ. AG/TON.
Comment (Development): Prospect On Sunset Claim
Comment (Location): W. Side And Near Top Of Ridge Between Browns Creek And Little Queens River
Comment (Workings): 3 Adits
Comment (Workings): Workings Consist Of Three Adits. Samples From Exposed Quartz Vein And Dump Contained Values Ranging From 0.3 To 1.4 Gram Gold Per Metric Ton; 1.4 To 92.5 Silver Per Metric Ton. Stream-Sediment Samples From Tributaries Along The Western Side Of Browns Creek Were Not Anomalous. Samples From The Headwaters Of Browns Creek Were Anomalous In Zinc And Lead.
Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.
Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al., 1981, Hailey Quad, Mines And Prospects Map Series
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