Castle Creek Mercury

The Castle Creek Mercury is a mercury mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,100 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: Castle Creek Mercury  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 3,100 Feet (945 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 42.9706, -116.41360

Map: View on Google Maps

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 Castle Creek Mercury

Castle Creek Mercury MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Castle Creek Mercury


Primary: Mercury


State: Idaho
County: Owyhee

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Type: Unknown


Not available


Owner Name: G. V. Kantack
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1965


Not available


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


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Not available


Not available


Not available


Not available

Analytical Data

Not available


Not available


Comment (Location): ALSO IN SECTIONS 22, 23, AND 25.


Reference (Deposit): USBM IC-8252, 1965, PG 213; IBMG MINES & PROSPECTS OF THE

Reference (Deposit): JORDON VALLEY QUAD, 1982, V.E. MITCHELL, ET AL.

Idaho Gold

Where to Find Gold in Idaho

"Where to Find Gold in Idaho" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Idaho. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Idaho.