The Crooked Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,551 feet.
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Elevation: 5,551 Feet (1,692 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.54472, -115.45778
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Crooked Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Crooked Creek Placer
Secondary: Dixie Placers
District: Dixie 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: Nez Perce National Forest
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: J. G. Wenzel
Owner Name: F. M. Beller, L. J. Burrows
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: GRAVEL AVG. $0.20/C.Y.
Analytical Data: GOLD CONCENTRATED NEAR BEDROCK
Comment (Development): 1 Patented Placer Claim 19000 Ft Long ; Econ.Com: Deposits Do Not Contain Sufficient Amounts Of Heavy Minerals To Warrant Mining
Comment (Geology): Idaho Batholith And Biotite Gneiss Are Principal Sources Of Monazite; Origin Of Euxenite Unknown
Comment (Location): Valley Of Crooked Creek From Mouth Of Horse Flats Creek To Point 2000 Ft S Of Dixie; Plotted In Section 34
Reference (Deposit): Beeder, J. R., 1958, The Bedrock Geology And Placer Deposits Of The Dixie District, Idaho County, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, M.S. Thesis, 50 P.
Reference (Deposit): Capps, S. R., And Roberts, R. J., 1939, The Dixie Placer District, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48, 35 P.
Reference (Deposit): Lorain, S. H., And Metzger, O. H., 1938, Reconnaissance Of Placer Mining Districts In Idaho County, Idaho: USBM Inf. Circ. 7023, 93 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1938 Recon USBM Inf. Circ. 7023
Reference (Deposit): 1939 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48
Reference (Production): Capps, S. R., And Roberts, R. J., 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 48
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