The Wood River Placer Mine is a gold mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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.
Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.8044, -114.41920
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Wood River Placer Mine MRDS details
Primary: Wood River Placer Mine
District: North Fork Wood River 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: Sawtooth National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: TRACE-$.005 AU/CY
Analytical Data: TRACE-7 LB BLACK SAND CONCENTRATE/CY
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, CUSTER AND BLAINE COUNTIES, IDAHO: USGS OPEN - FILE REPT., 648 P
Reference (Deposit): 1974 OTHER C. M. TSCHANZ AND OTHERS, OPEN - FILE REPT
Reference (Production): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND OTHERS, 1974, USGS OPEN - FILE REPT.
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