Ross and Ross No. 1 Placer Claims

The Ross and Ross No. 1 Placer Claims is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,199 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: Ross and Ross No. 1 Placer Claims  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.8203, -115.41250

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Ross and Ross No. 1 Placer Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ross and Ross No. 1 Placer Claims


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Elk City District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


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Owner Name: Ross, V. C.
Home Office: Idaho
Years: 1960 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold


Comment (Development): Unpatented

Comment (Location): Below Congress Group To Kirk'S Fork And Up Kirk'S Fork; Placer Plotted At Mouth Of Kirk'S Fork, T 29 N, R 8 E, Sect. 25


Reference (Deposit): Reid, R. R., 1960, Placer Deposits Of The Elk City Region: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 121, 26 P

Reference (Deposit): Mines And Prospects Of The Elk City Quad., IBMG Mines And Prospects Map Series, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al.

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