The Carrico Mine and Placer is a gold mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,959 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: 2,959 Feet (902 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.99222, -116.80528
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Carrico Mine and Placer MRDS details
Primary: Carrico Mine and Placer
District: Blackfoot (Gold Hill) 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: Challis National Forest
Owner Name: J. P. Shattock
Owner Name: Lawrence Paul, Arthur P. Gillian
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1878
Discovery Method: Unknown
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized, Sericitized
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Comment (Location): ON E FK GOLD CREEK
Comment (Development): 25-TON FLOTATION MILL, POWER PLANT
Comment (Workings): PLACER, OPEN CUTS OVER SEVERAL HUNDRED FT, 2 SHAFTS
Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.
Reference (Deposit): FAICK, J. N., 1937, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD HILL DISTRICT: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, P. 45 - 46.
Reference (Deposit): 1957 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT.
Reference (Production): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. CO. REPT. 2, 29 P.
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