The Idaho Bonanza is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho.
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.
Lat, Long: 43.81667, -115.13333
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Idaho Bonanza MRDS details
Primary: Idaho Bonanza
Administrative Organization: Boise
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Analytical Data: FS MIN EXAM., 1961. PLUMB AND DOW.
Reference (Deposit): ID BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET NO. 49, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ATLANTIC DISTRICT, ELMORE COUNTY, IDAHO
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