Market Lake Placer

The Market Lake Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,701 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: Market Lake Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.7133, -112.08970

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Market Lake Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Market Lake Placer


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Jefferson
District: Idaho Falls Area

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.


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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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain

Mineral Deposit Model

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold


Comment (Location): Near Junction of Henrys Fork and Snake River; Location Approximate

Comment (Deposit): Deposit In Bottoms and Terraces


Reference (Deposit): Hill, J. M., 1916 , Notes On The Fine Gold Of Snake River, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 620 , P. 271 - 29

Reference (Deposit): 1916 Recon J. M. Hill, Bulletin 62

Reference (Production): Hill, J. M., 1916 , USGS Bulletin 620

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Idaho Falls Quad, Location No. 191

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