The Mccoy Creek Placer Ii is a gold mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.1433, -111.33190
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Mccoy Creek Placer Ii MRDS details
Primary: Mccoy Creek Placer Ii
Secondary: Hard Luck Groups
District: Willow Creek - Caribou District
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
Owner Name: Mc Coy Creek Mutual Mining Association ( 1960 )
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1875
Discovery Year: 1875
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Caribou Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: SAGE GROUP RAN ABOUT $ 6 AU/CY GRAVEL
Comment (Development): 22 CLAIMS, INCLUDING THE SAGE, JANET, KEN, AND HARD LUCK
Comment (Location): CLAIMS LOCATED ALONG MCCOY CREEK; LOCATION APPROXIMATE
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S
Reference (Production): SAVAGE, C. N., 1961, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO. 5
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.
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