The Carrico Placer is a gold mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,989 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: 2,989 Feet (911 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.99861, -116.80389
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Carrico Placer MRDS details
Primary: Carrico Placer
District: Blackfoot (Gold Hill) District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Challis National Forest
Owner Name: J. P. Shattuck
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1870
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Walla Walla Plateau
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: 952 PARTS PER THOUSAND FINE
Comment (Location): AT HEAD OF GOLD CREEK IN PICNIC GULCH
Reference (Deposit): FAICK, J. N., 1937, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD HILL DISTRICT: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, P. 51 - 52.
Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1957 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT.
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