The Rock Island Placer is a gold mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,121 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: 4,121 Feet (1,256 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.7817, -114.85250
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Rock Island Placer MRDS details
Primary: Rock Island Placer
Secondary: Idaho Primitive Area.
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: Boise National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): PLACER COVERS 5.3 HECTARES AND GOLD VALUES RANGE FROM TRACE TO 1.83 CENTS PER CUBIC METER BASED ON $1.54/GRAM IN 1973.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1304, 1973, P. 287, 292.
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