The Marsh Creek Property is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,600 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: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.6489, -115.18810
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Marsh Creek Property MRDS details
Primary: Marsh Creek Property
District: Pine 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.
Administrative Organization: Sawtooth National Forest
Owner Name: Robert Rowett
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1990
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral 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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Fe Stains
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: ONE SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.8 OZ AU/TON, 0.4 OZ AG/TON.
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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