The Sturgill Bar Placer is a manganese mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 feet.
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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: Manganese
Lat, Long: 44.6936, -117.06970
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Sturgill Bar Placer MRDS details
Primary: Sturgill Bar Placer
Secondary: Sturgill Creek
District: Sturgill Creek Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Workings): Hydraulicing from a high bar 200 ft above river level, below mouth of Sturgill Creek
Reference (Deposit): STALEY, W. W., 1945 , FINE GOLD OF SNAKE RIVER AND LOWER SALMON RIVER, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 72 , 11 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1919 RECON UNIV. OF IDAHO BULL., V. 14 , NO. 2
Reference (Deposit): 1945 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 72
Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1919 , TUNGSTEN, CINNABAR, MANGANESE, MOLYBDENUM, AND TIN DEPOSITS OF IDAHO: UNIV. OF IDAHO BULL., V. 14 , NO. 2 , 72 P.
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