Idaho Primitive Area.

The Idaho Primitive Area. is a gold mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,281 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: Idaho Primitive Area.  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 4,281 Feet (1,305 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.1411, -115.05060

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Idaho Primitive Area. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Idaho Primitive Area.
Secondary: Soft Boil Bar


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): PLACER COVERS 0.9 HECTARE. GOLD VALUES RANGE FROM 10.3 TO 21 CENTS PER CU. METER BASED ON $1.54 PER GRAM IN 1973.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1304; 1973, P 348.


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