The Grand View Placer is a gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,349 feet.
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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: 2,349 Feet (716 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 42.98444, -116.07389
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Grand View Placer MRDS details
Primary: Grand View Placer
District: Rough Mountain District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: GOLD RAN ABOUT $1.40/YD AND IS 900 FINE
Comment (Location): LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR TAILINGS ON EAST END OF GOLD ISLE EAST OF GRAND VIEW SHOWN ON TOPO MAP
Comment (Commodity): PT IDENTIFIED BY MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF PLACER MATERIAL
Comment (Deposit): GOLD IS IRREGULARLY DISTRIBUTED AND FINE GRAINED. THERE IS A LODE SILVER MINE NEARBY.
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., 1941, THE METAL AND COAL MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO, WITH NOTES ON THE NONMETALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 57, PT. 1, P. 100.
Reference (Deposit): SORENSON, ROYAL, 1937, MINERALS FROM CERTAIN PLACER DEPOSITS IN IDAHO: MOSCOW, UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, B.S. THESIS, P. 18-19.
Reference (Deposit): STALEY, W.W., 1946, GOLD IN IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPNLET 68, FIG. 24.
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., 1915, NOTES ON THE FINE GOLD OF SNAKE RIVER, IDAHO, IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY 1915: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 620, PL. 7, P. 271-294.
Reference (Deposit): FAHRENWALD, A.W., NEWTON, JOSEPH, STALEY, W.W., AND SHAFFER, R.E., 1939, A METALLURGICAL STUDY OF IDAHO PLACER SAND: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 51, 10 P.
Reference (Deposit): SHANNON, E.V., 1922, MINERALOGY OF SOME BLACK SANDS FROM IDAHO, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE METHODS USED FOR THEIR STUDY: PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM, V. 60, ART. 3, 33 P.
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