The Marsh Creek Peat Deposit is a peat mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,649 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: 4,649 Feet (1,417 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Peat
Lat, Long: 42.4192, -112.18560
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Marsh Creek Peat Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Marsh Creek Peat Deposit
District: Downy Area
Land ownership: Private
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1964, MINERAL RESOURCES - PEAT, IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPECIAL REPT. NO. 1, P. 145
Reference (Deposit): MINOBRAS, 1975, IDAHO INDUSTRIAL MINERALS, P. 12.
Reference (Deposit): 1964 COMPILE ID. BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. SPECIAL REPT. NO. 1
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