The Emmett Plant is a silica mine located in Gem county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,329 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: 2,329 Feet (710 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silica
Lat, Long: 43.8672, -116.57000
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Emmett Plant MRDS details
Primary: Emmett Plant
Owner Name: Martin-Marietta Aggregates
Company ID: 1000318
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1980
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): 0.5 MILES NORTH HIGHWAY 16, 3 MILES WEST OF EMMETT, IDAHO
Reference (Deposit): MSHA REPORT DATED JUNE 1980
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