The Barger Group Prospect is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 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: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.8711, -115.16970
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Barger Group Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Barger Group Prospect
District: Black Warrior 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: Boise National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: NIL TO 0.2 OZ. AU/TON IN SAMPLES OF SMALL PEGMATITES AND QUARTZ VEINS
Comment (Location): 1 1/2 Mi. N. Of Little Queens Mine And On Same Ridge Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using Gis Overlay Analysis With Usfs Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.
Comment (Workings): Prospect Trench Explores Quartz Vein. Samples Produced Gold Values Ranging From Nil To 6.9 Gram Per Metric Ton.
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 (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al, Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981. Hailey Quad
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