Grand View Placer

The Grand View Placer is a gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,349 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: Grand View Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 2,349 Feet (716 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 42.98444, -116.07389

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Grand View Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Grand View Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Zirconium
Tertiary: REE
Tertiary: Garnet
Tertiary: Platinum
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Titanium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Rough Mountain 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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Stream 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: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Alluvium
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GOLD RAN ABOUT $1.40/YD AND IS 900 FINE


Materials

Ore: Martite
Ore: Magnetite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chromite
Ore: Garnet
Ore: Ilmenite
Ore: Zircon
Ore: Platinum
Ore: Monazite
Ore: Xenotime
Ore: Rutile


Comments

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.


References

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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