The Upper Billy Creek Mineral Occurrences is a molybdenum mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,501 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: 8,501 Feet (2,591 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.9211, -115.02890
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Upper Billy Creek Mineral Occurrences MRDS details
Primary: Upper Billy Creek Mineral Occurrences
District: Atlanta Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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
Description: Mn-Stains, Fe-Stains
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: A 2ND FLOAT SAMPLE HAD 0.003 OZ AU/TON, 5.8 OZ AG/TON, 0.3 % PB, +1 % BI, 0.015 % MO
Analytical Data: 2 SAMPLES ALONG A DIKE HAD 50 AND 70 PPM
Analytical Data: SAMPLES OF ALTERED ROCK SHOWED TRACES OF AU AND MO
Analytical Data: 1 FLOAT SAMPLE HAD TRACE AU, 0.07 % MO
Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al, Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad
Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.
Reference (Deposit): 1970 Recon T. H. Kiilsgaard And Others, Bulletin 1319-
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