Sipes Creek Placer

The Sipes Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,699 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: Sipes Creek Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Idaho

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.6286, -115.54080

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Sipes Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sipes Creek Placer
Secondary: Alpha


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Idaho
District: Dixie District


Land Status

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: Nez Perce National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: P. A. Sipes


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): Mouth Of Small Tributary Of W Fk Big Creek

Comment (Workings): Pit 8 Ft Deep


References

Reference (Deposit): Lorain, S. H., And Metzger, O. H., 1938, Reconnaissance Of Placer Mining Districts In Idaho County, Idaho: USBM Inf. Circ. 7023, 93 P


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