Dovel Placer

The Dovel Placer is a gold mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,220 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: Dovel Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 5,220 Feet (1,591 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.0644, -115.11560

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Dovel Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dovel Placer
Secondary: Monumental Creek Placers
Secondary: Idaho Primitive Area.


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley


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: Payette National Forest


Holdings

Type: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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 (Deposit): PROPERTY LOCATION EXTENDS THROUGH T18N THRU T21N AND R10E TO R11E ALONG MONUMENTAL CREEK. SEVENTY SAMPLES WERE TAKEN FROM 30 SITES AND GOLD VALUES RANGED FROM A TRACE TO 8.89 CENTS PER CUBIC MT. AND AVERAGED LESS THAN 0.9 CENTS PER CUBIC MT. BASED ON 1973 PRICES OF $1.54 PER GRAM. DOVEL PLACER COVERS APPROX. 0.8 HECTARES.


References

Reference (Deposit): WFOC MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 016 085 0129.

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO PRIMITIVE AREA AND VICINITY, IDAHO,

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULLETIN 1304; 1973, P. 103-107 & 312-313.


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