Culver Creek Placer

The Culver Creek Placer is a mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,101 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: Culver Creek Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 4,101 Feet (1,250 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.78, -114.86470

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Culver Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Culver Creek Placer


Tertiary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Custer
District: Middle Fork District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Primitive Area
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.
Administrative Organization: Idaho Primitive Area


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Salmon River Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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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: TRACE TO 34.2 CENTS AU/CY


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Comment (Development): Econ.Com: 2.2 Lb. Black Sands/Cy

Comment (Deposit): 15 Acres, 1210000 C.Y. - Placer Covers 6 Hectares and Gold Values Range From Trace To 44.7 Cents Per Cubic Meter, Based On $1.54/Gram In 1973.


Reference (Deposit): Cater, F. W., And Others, 1973, Mineral Resources Of The Idaho Primitive Area And Vicinity, Idaho: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 1304, 431 P

Reference (Deposit): 1973 Recon Cater, F. W., And Other, Bull. 130

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