The Rich Gulch Mine is a gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,558 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: 6,558 Feet (1,999 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 43.0111, -116.77810
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Rich Gulch Mine MRDS details
Primary: Rich Gulch Mine
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: Unknown
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): ASHER, 1968 IBMG PAM 138 FIG8B
Reference (Deposit): MINES AND PROSPECTS OF THE BOISE QUAD, IBMG MINES AND
Reference (Deposit): PROSPECT MAP SERIES, V.E. MITCHELL, ET AL.
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