Feather River

The Feather River is a ree mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,800 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: Feather River  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)

Commodity: REE

Lat, Long: 43.6422, -115.24500

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Feather River

Feather River MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Feather River


Primary: REE
Tertiary: Garnet
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Titanium
Tertiary: Zirconium


State: Idaho
County: Elmore

Land Status

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: Sawtooth National Forest


Type: Unknown


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Comment (Geology): Commodity #1 Is Monazite; 2.5 Mi Upstream From Featherville 1 Mi Above Old Sawmill.


Reference (Deposit): Min Prop File Location

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