Poorman Placer

The Poorman Placer is a gold mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,999 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: Poorman Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.9694, -116.58360

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Poorman Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Poorman Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Hoodoo District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Harold Behrens


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ESTIMATED $1/YARD OVERALL IN AU


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: 12 FT OVERBURDEN

Comment (Workings): ESTIMATED 300 YDS/DAY WHEN IN OPERATION, USING 2 DRAG LINES, 1 DOZER, A SUMP PUMP, PORTABLE WASHING PLANT, RIFFLE AND AMALGAM PANS.


References

Reference (Deposit): DOTSON, J. C., 1955, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT 7, 3 P.

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

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

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


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