Silver Creek

The Silver Creek is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,199 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: Silver Creek  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.1686, -115.11940

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Silver Creek MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Creek
Secondary: Sawtooth Primitive Area.


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise


Land Status

Land ownership: National Primitive 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.


Holdings

Type: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): PROSPECT IS LOCATED ABOUT 914 METERS WEST OF OBSERVATION PEAK, NEAR THE CREST OF THE RIDGE BETWEEN SILVER AND TRAIL A COMPOSIT SAMPLE FROM THREE PITS AND THE DUMP OF THE ADIT ASSAYED 3.1 GRAM GOLD AND 168 GRAM SILVER PER METRIC TON.


References

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., And Others, 1970, Mineral Resources Of The Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1319-D, 174p.

Reference (Deposit): P. D98-D99; ALSO ON PLATE 2.


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