Valley View Claim

The Valley View Claim is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,999 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: Valley View Claim  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.2222, -115.27030

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Satelite image of the Valley View Claim

Valley View Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Valley View Claim


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Ramey Ridge District

Land Status

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: Payette National Forest


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Type: Surface


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1904
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stain


Name: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE AU AND CU


Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Development): Econ.Com: 2 To 3 Ft Overburden

Comment (Workings): Trenches Trend N 30 To 50 Deg E

Comment (Location): 1/4 Mi. Nw Of The Luzon Claim Land Status Value Calculated 7-94 Using GIS Overlay Analysis With USFS Land Ownership Boundaries, 1:126,720 Scale.

Comment (Commodity): Quartz From Dump Contained A Little Iron Stain And Trace Gold And Silver.


Reference (Deposit): Cater, F. W., And Others, 1973, Mineral Resources Of The Idaho Primitive Area And Vicinity, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1304, 431 P

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