Gaffney Placer

The Gaffney Placer is a mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 1,601 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: Gaffney Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 1,601 Feet (488 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.4825, -116.18810

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Gaffney Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gaffney Placer


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: Pierce District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Gaffney Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: EST 20 - 30 CENTS/CY AU


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): TWO MI OF OROFINO CR


References

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1906, SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1905, P. 94 - 95

Reference (Deposit): 1906 COMPILE 7TH ANN. REPT. OF STATE MINE INSPECTOR FOR 190


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