Horseshoe Bar Placer

The Horseshoe Bar Placer is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 1,535 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: Horseshoe Bar Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 1,535 Feet (468 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.6642, -116.28470

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Horseshoe Bar Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Horseshoe Bar Placer
Secondary: Gold Eagle Dredging Co.


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Crooks Corral; Camp Howard

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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Owner Name: F. Bedford


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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: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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

Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): Just N Of Large Bar On W Side Of Salmon R. District Name Changed From Camp Howard To Crooks Corral About 1930.

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: 10 To 50 Ft Overburden


Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Grangeville Quad, Location No. 36

Reference (Production): Lorain, S. H., And Metzger, O. H., 1938 , Us Bur Mines Inf. Cir. 7023 , P. 79 - 91

Reference (Deposit): Lorain, S. H., And Metzger, O. H., 1938 , Reconnaissance Of Placer Mining Districts In Idaho County, Idaho: Us Bur Mines Inf. Cir. 7023 , P. 79 - 9

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