Pyramid Placer Mine

The Pyramid Placer Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,349 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: Pyramid Placer Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 2,349 Feet (716 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 42.995, -116.08750

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Pyramid Placer Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pyramid Placer Mine


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Garnet
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Titanium


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Rough Mountain 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.


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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: Payette Section

Mineral Deposit Model

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold
Ore: Magnetite
Ore: Garnet
Ore: Ilmenite
Ore: Rutile
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Cinnabar


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Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines & Prospects Of The Jordan Valley Quad, 1982, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al.

Reference (Deposit): Sorenson, Royal, 1937 , Minerals From Certain Placer Deposits In Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, Bs Thesis, P. 18 - 1

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