Iowa Bar Placer

The Iowa Bar Placer is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,499 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: Iowa Bar Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 6,499 Feet (1,981 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.1019, -111.26440

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Iowa Bar Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iowa Bar Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Mount Pisgah 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: Caribou National Forest


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1887
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

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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


Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Location): BETWEEN IOWA CREEK AND BILK GULCH

Comment (Production): $50 - $250 AU/DAY IN LATE 1880'S AND 1890'S

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: WATER SHORTAGE HANDICAPPED OPERATIONS


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1961, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNEVILLE COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO. 5, 108 P

Reference (Deposit): 1961 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO.

Reference (Production): SAVAGE, C. N., 1961, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO. 5


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