The Lowman Placer is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,901 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: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.0811, -115.62690
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Lowman Placer MRDS details
Primary: Lowman Placer
District: Grimes Pass District
Land ownership: National Forest
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: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Location): ABOUT A MILE BELOW LOWMAN AND 35 TO 50 FEET ABOVE THE STREAM LEVEL.
Reference (Deposit): METZGER, O. H., 1938, RECONNAISSANCE OF PLACER MINING IN BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 7028, P. 20
Reference (Deposit): 1938 RECON USBM INF. CIRC. 702
Reference (Production): METZGER, O. H., 1938, U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 7028 P. 20
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