Mc Coy Creek Gold Placer I

The Mc Coy Creek Gold Placer I is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,699 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: Mc Coy Creek Gold Placer I  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.1889, -111.10780

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Mc Coy Creek Gold Placer I MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mc Coy Creek Gold Placer I


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Willow Creek - Caribou 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Caribou Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: AREA NOW UNDER WATER

Comment (Location): IN CANYON AT JUNCTION BETWEEN SNAKE RIVER AND MC COY CREEK; AREA IS NOW UNDER WATER IN PALISADES RESERVOIR


References

Reference (Deposit): HILL, J. M., 1916 , NOTES ON THE FINE GOLD OF SNAKE RIVER, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 620 , P. 271 - 294

Reference (Production): HILL, J. M., 1916 , USGS BULL. 620

Reference (Deposit): 1913 RECON SCHULTZ, A. R. AND RICHARDS, R. W.; BULL. 530

Reference (Deposit): 1916 COMPILE HILL, J. M., BULL. 620


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