Simmons Placer

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.

Mine Info

Name: Simmons Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.0858, -115.13000

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Simmons Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Simmons Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley
District: Monumental Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Primitive Area
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: Idaho Primitive Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE TO 15.0 CENTS AU/CY
Analytical Data: GOLD VALUES BASED ON $47.85/TOZ


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Rutile


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 55 ACRES, 1230000 CY

Comment (Geology): AU CONCENTRATES IN UPPER AND LOWER GRAVEL LAYERS


References

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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