The Old Montana Placer is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,301 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.
Elevation: 4,301 Feet (1,311 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.9236, -115.63640
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Old Montana Placer MRDS details
Primary: Old Montana Placer
District: Tenmile 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: Nez Perce National Forest
Owner Name: Sacajawea Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Clay, Mud
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Name: Clay, Mud
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: AVG. GRAVEL $0.15 - $0.18/C
Comment (Deposit): 740 Acres, 800000 Cy
Reference (Deposit): Shenon, P. J., And Reed, J. C., 1934, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Elk City, Orogrande, Buffalo Hump, And Tenmile Districts, Idaho County, Idaho: USGS Circ. 9, 89 P.
Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1908, Ninth Annual Report Of The Mining Industry Of Idaho For The Year 1907.
Reference (Deposit): 1908 Compile State Mine Inspector's Annual Report
Reference (Production): Shenon, P. J., And Reed, J. C., 1934, USGS Circ. 9
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