Marsh Creek Property

The Marsh Creek Property is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,600 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: Marsh Creek Property  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.6489, -115.18810

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Marsh Creek Property MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Marsh Creek Property
Secondary: Rawhide
Secondary: Bullhide


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Pine District

Land Status

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.
Administrative Organization: Sawtooth National Forest


Type: Patented


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Robert Rowett
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1990


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stains


Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ONE SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.8 OZ AU/TON, 0.4 OZ AG/TON.


Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Location): On The Headwaters Of Marsh Cr.

Comment (Deposit): 2 Veins, One Trends N 20 Deg E, Dips 70 Deg E, And Is 50 Ft Wide. Second Vein Trends N 50 Deg E, Dips 75 Deg S, And Is 23 Ft Wide.

Comment (Development): 3 Unpatented Claims , 2 Of The 3 Are The Rawhide And Bullhide.


Reference (Deposit): Ballard, S. M., 1928, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Rocky Bar Quadrangle: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 26, P. 21

Reference (Deposit): Wagner, W.R.T., 1939, The Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Rocky Bar District, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho M.S. Thesis, 32 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1928 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 2

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 4-92, 1992, P. 150-153.

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