The Simmons Placer is a gold mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,098 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: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.0858, -115.13000
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Simmons Placer MRDS details
Primary: Simmons Placer
District: Monumental Creek District
Land ownership: National Primitive Area
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Administrative Organization: Idaho Primitive Area
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: Salmon River Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: TRACE TO 15.0 CENTS AU/CY
Analytical Data: GOLD VALUES BASED ON $47.85/TOZ
Comment (Deposit): 55 ACRES, 1230000 CY
Comment (Geology): AU CONCENTRATES IN UPPER AND LOWER GRAVEL LAYERS
Reference (Deposit): CATER, F. W., AND OTHERS, 1973, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE IDAHO PRIMITIVE AREA AND VICINITY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1304, 431 P
Reference (Deposit): 1973 RECON F. W. CATER AND OTHERS, BULL. 130
Reference (Production): CATER, F. W., AND OTHERS, 1973, USGS BULL. 1304
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