Clear Creek Placers

The Clear Creek Placers is a niobium (columbium) mine located in Boise county, Idaho.

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: Clear Creek Placers  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise


Primary Mineral: Niobium (Columbium)

Lat, Long: 44.2322, -115.44030

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Clear Creek Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Clear Creek Placers


Primary: Niobium (Columbium)
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: REE
Tertiary: Titanium


State: Idaho
County: Boise

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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
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 (Location): DEPOSIT OCCURS IN SECS. 1, 2, 9-11, 16, 17, 19, 20, AND 30, T. 10 N., R. 8 E.; SECS. 25 AND 36, T. 10 N., R. 7 E.; AND SECS. 1, 12-14, 23, 26, AND 27, T. 9 N., R. 7 E.


Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 4-93, 1993, P. 50.

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