Northwest Gold Fields Company

The Northwest Gold Fields Company is a gold mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,999 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.

Mine Info

Name: Northwest Gold Fields Company  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.9819, -116.56080

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Northwest Gold Fields Company MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Northwest Gold Fields Company


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Hoodoo 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: Clearwater National Forest (Palouse RD of St. Joe National Forest)


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Northwest Gold Fields Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1860
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVG AU VALUE OF $0.18/CY


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): ALONG N FK FROM WHITE PINE CR TO THE CONFLUENCE OF THE N. FK OF PALOUSE AND THE PALOUSE (1.25 MI)

Comment (Development): 280 ACRES PATENTED GROUND AND 6 PLACER CLAIMS; 4.5 FT BUCKET DREDGE


References

Reference (Production): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT., 3 P.; { HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. CO. REPT. 2, P. 10

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, 1955, OPEN-FILE REPT. NO. 3, 3 P.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, P. 10-11.

Reference (Deposit): 1957 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. 2

Reference (Deposit): FAICK, J. N., 1937, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD HILL DISTRICT, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, P. 52.

Reference (Deposit): 1955 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT.


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