The Horse Creek Placers Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and Horse Bar is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,900 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: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.39583, -114.73111
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Horse Creek Placers Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and Horse Bar MRDS details
Primary: Horse Creek Placers Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and Horse Bar
District: Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area
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: Salmon National Forest
Owner Name: Wade E. Chaffin, Et. Al.
Home Office: Idaho
Years: 1961 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Year: 1961
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: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: RECOVERABLE BLACK SANDS AVERAGE 1.8 LB/CY
Comment (Geology): Across The Salmon River To The South, Cater (1973, USGS Bulletin 1304) Labels Weis' Pre - Belt Gneiss As Cretaceous Gneissic Quartz Monzonite Of The Idaho Batholith.
Comment (Commodity): Samples From Pits And Reconnaissance Samples Contained Trace Gold.
Comment (Workings): Total Of 3 Test Pits And 3 Trenches Were Dug
Comment (Location): Placers Extend From Confluence Of Horse Cr. With Salmon R. To 4 Miles Up Horse Cr.; Horse Bar Is Plotted
Comment (Production): Evidence Of Old Placer Workings Exists
Comment (Deposit): 6 Acres
Reference (Deposit): Weis, P. L., Schmitt, L. J., And Tuchek, E. T., 1972, Mineral Resources Of The Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1353-C, P 3
Reference (Production): Weis, P. L., Schmitt, L. J., And Tuchek, E. T., 1972, USGS Bulletin 1353-C, P 36
Reference (Deposit): Elk City Quad, IBMG Mines And Prospect Map Series, V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al.
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