The Clearwater River Placer is a gold mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 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.
Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.8153, -115.19890
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Clearwater River Placer MRDS details
Primary: Clearwater River Placer
Secondary: Black Canyon Placers
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: Clearwater National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): THIS RECORD REPRESENTS PLACERS ALONG MANY MILES OF THE NORTH FORK CLEARWATER RIVER EXTENDING FROM THE HEADWATERS TO MOSCOW BAR, WHICH CONTAINS SMALL AMOUNTS OF PLACER GOLD.
Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 54, 1940, P.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 3-93, 1993, PL. 41;
Reference (Deposit): PLATE 1.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 15-92, 1992, P. 45-57.
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