The Bucks Bed Prospect is a mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,199 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: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.9067, -115.28530
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Bucks Bed Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Bucks Bed Prospect
District: Yellow Pine
Land ownership: Private
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.
Owner Name: Yellow Pine Quicksilver Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Workings): OPEN - CUTS, TUNNELS
Comment (Location): .5 MI E FERN MINE, N SIDE OF FERN CR.
Reference (Deposit): CURRIER, L. W., 1935, A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE YELLOW PINE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 43, 27 P.
Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1919, TUNGSTEN, CINNABAR, MANGANESE, MOLYBDENUM, AND TIN DEPOSITS OF IDAHO: UNIV. OF IDAHO SCHOOL OF MINES BULL. 2, V. 14, 72 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1935 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 4
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