The Pearl Placer is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.2389, -115.66080
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Pearl Placer MRDS details
Primary: Pearl Placer
District: Warren District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Payette National Forest
Owner Name: W. R. Mc Dowell, Frank Gallagher, Richard Coykendall
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Surface
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: Salmon River Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): Warren Creek Above Mayflower Creek
Comment (Production): Item 1 From 2000 C.Y. Of Washed Alluvium In June And July.
Comment (Geology): Quartz Monzonite Bedrock
Comment (Development): 7 Claims In 2 Groups; Worked By Hydraulicking Using 2-Inch Giant ; Econ.Com: Not Enough Water For Dry Season Operation In Late Summer.
Reference (Deposit): Reed, J. C., 1937, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Warren Mining District, Idaho County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 45, 65 P
Reference (Deposit): 1937 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 4
Reference (Production): Reed, J. C., 1937, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 45.
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