The Idaho Primitive Area. is a gold mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.9558, -115.09720
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Idaho Primitive Area. MRDS details
Primary: Idaho Primitive Area.
Secondary: Blanche E Prospect
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
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Workings): THREE CAVED ADITS - THREE SAMPLES ASSAYED AT TRACE GOLD AND .1 TO .3 SILVER.
Reference (Deposit): MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE IDAHO PRIMITIVE AREA AND
Reference (Deposit): VICINITY, IDAHO, 1973, GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1304,
Reference (Deposit): PP. 68-70 AND 100.
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