The Feather River Placer is a ree mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,400 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: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Primary Mineral: REE
Lat, Long: 43.6886, -115.29110
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Feather River Placer MRDS details
Primary: Feather River Placer
District: Bear Creek 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: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Method: Unknown
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: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: MAGNETITE 60% OF CLEANED SAND, MONAZITE 15%, GARNET 5%, ILMENITE 25%, ZIRCON 5%, GOLD LESS THAN 0.1%
Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Propsects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad.
Reference (Deposit): Sorenson, R., 1937, Minerals From Certain Placer Deposits In Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, B. S. Thesis, 22 P
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