Sturgill Bar Placer

The Sturgill Bar Placer is a manganese mine located in Washington 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.

Mine Info

Name: Sturgill Bar Placer  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

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

Site Name

Primary: Sturgill Bar Placer
Secondary: Sturgill Creek


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Sturgill Creek Area


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

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Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Workings): Hydraulicing from a high bar 200 ft above river level, below mouth of Sturgill Creek


References

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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