Hidden Creek Placer

The Hidden Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,799 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: Hidden Creek Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 3,799 Feet (1,158 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.8453, -115.20170

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Hidden Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hidden Creek Placer


Primary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: Moose Creek 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: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Bitterroot Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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

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

Name: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 860 FINE


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Reference (Deposit): Staley, W. W., 1940, Mining Activity In The North Fork Of The Clearwater River Area: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 54, 6 P

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 3-93, 1993, P. 4; Plate 1.

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