Slate Creek Hot Spring

The Slate Creek Hot Spring is a geothermal mine located in Custer county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,041 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.

Mine Info

Name: Slate Creek Hot Spring  

State:  Idaho

County:  Custer

Elevation: 7,041 Feet (2,146 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Geothermal

Lat, Long: 44.1708, -114.62390

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Slate Creek Hot Spring MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Slate Creek Hot Spring


Primary: Geothermal


State: Idaho
County: Custer

Land Status

Land ownership: National Recreation Area
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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Geothermal
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
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General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): YOUNG, H.W., MITCHELL, J.C.; 1973, IDAHO WATER INFO BUL. 30

Reference (Deposit): ROSS, S.H., 1971, IBMG PAMPHLET 150, P.53, NO.99

Reference (Deposit): VANNOY & OTHERS, 1986, USGS BULL.1545E, P.470, PL.3, NO.TS7

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