The Excelsior Bar Placer is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,300 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: 2,300 Feet (701 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.41081, -115.46970
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Excelsior Bar Placer MRDS details
Primary: Excelsior Bar Placer
District: Salmon River District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Nez Perce National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
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 Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: GOLD VALUES BASED ON $47.85/TOZ
Analytical Data: TRACE TO 1.4 CENTS AU/CY
Comment (Development): Econ.Com: 3.8 Lb Black Sands/Cy
Comment (Deposit): Placer Covers 2.8 Hectare With An Estim. Volume Of 25,996 Cubic Meters Of Placer Material And Gold Values Ranging From Trace To 1.8 Cents Per Cubic Meter, Based On $1.54 Per Gram In 1973
Reference (Deposit): Cater, F. W., And Others, 1973, Mineral Resources Of The Idaho Primitive Area And Vicinity, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1304, 431 P, P. 314 & 328-329.
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