Bedrock Creek Limestone Mine

The Bedrock Creek Limestone Mine is a limestone, general and stone, crushed/broken mine located in Nez Perce county, Idaho at an elevation of 1,099 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: Bedrock Creek Limestone Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Nez Perce

Elevation: 1,099 Feet (335 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Limestone, General, Stone, Crushed/Broken

Lat, Long: 46.5411, -116.57000

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Bedrock Creek Limestone Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bedrock Creek Limestone Mine


Primary: Limestone, General
Primary: Stone, Crushed/Broken
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Nez Perce
District: Clearwater 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.


Not available


Type: Surface


Owner Name: Idaho Lime And Marble Co


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: L
Description: Some Faulting, Fracturing, Recrystallization


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limonite


Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 30.88% CAO
Analytical Data: 21.65% MGO


Ore: Limestone


Comment (Location): 2.2 Mi Up Bedrock Creek From Lenore - Cherry Land County Road Along N Side Clearwater R.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): According To Later 1956 Idaho Bur. Mines Open-File Rept., Only A Few Thousand Tons Actually Available Due To Strike And Dip

Comment (Production): Few Thousand Tons Limestone Quarried

Comment (Development): Crushing And Processing Plant ; Econ.Com: Great Overburden

Comment (Deposit): 1 Bed 85 Ft. Thick; Other Bed Impure With Inclusions. 40 Acres.


Reference (Deposit): Hubbard, Charles R., 1956, Geology And Mineral Resources Of Nez Perce County: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology County Rept. 1, 17 P.

Reference (Deposit): Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, 1956, Open-File Rept., 3 P.

Reference (Production): Hubbard, C. R., 1956, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Co. Rept. 1, 17 P.

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