The Meadow Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,680 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.
Elevation: 6,680 Feet (2,036 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.30833, -115.06806
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Meadow Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Meadow Creek Placer
Secondary: Meadows Placer Area
District: Stanley 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: Challis National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: RANGE OF BLACK SAND CONCENTRATE: 5.5 - 6.8 LB/C.Y.
Analytical Data: SAMPLES AVG. GOLD VALUE - TRACE/C.Y.
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT EXTENDS AT LEAST 1 MILE ALONG STREAM
Comment (Deposit): EST. VOLUME 8,800,000 C.Y.; 250 ACRES
Comment (Workings): 3 HOLES; CHURN DRILLING
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, CUSTER AND BLAINE COUNTIES, IDAHO: USGS OPEN - FILE REPT., 648 P
Reference (Deposit): 1974 RECON TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, OPEN - FILE REPT
Reference (Production): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, USGS OPEN - FILE REPT., 648 P.
Reference (Deposit): VANNOY AND OTHERS, 1986, USGS BULL.1545E, P.467, PL.3, NO.P3
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