Vre Non Placer

The Vre Non Placer is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,499 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: Vre Non Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 6,499 Feet (1,981 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.85441, -115.03330

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Vre Non Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Vre Non Placer
Secondary: Vernon


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Leggit Creek - La Moyne Creek Area

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


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Year: 1966
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Analytical Data



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Comment (Location): Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho.

Comment (Location): Vre Non Placer Located At Junction Of Mattingly And La Moyne Creeks. It Covers 1.4 Hectares. Panned Gravel Samples And Main Pit Samples Contained 1.3 And 7.8 Cents Gold Per Cubic Meter, Respectively.

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Work Discontinued Because Of Large Boulders

Comment (Workings): 2 Caved Test Pits, 1 Trench


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

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

Reference (Production): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, USGS Bulletin 1319 - D

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al, Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad

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