The Musselshell Placers is a thorium mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,186 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: 3,186 Feet (971 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Thorium
Lat, Long: 46.3586, -115.74030
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Musselshell Placers MRDS details
Primary: Musselshell 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
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Roeben, Al And Steadman, Frank
Home Office: Headquarters, Id
Info Year: 1950
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): STORCH,R.H.,1950,GENERAL REPORT ON THE MIDDLE FORK OF THE
Reference (Deposit): CLEARWATER AND THE MUSSELSHELL AND GOLD CREEK AREAS,
Reference (Deposit): S.M.I. BRANCH, U.S. BUREUA OF MINES, 5P. 1MAP
Reference (Deposit): PLACER DEPOSITS EXTEND FROM POR SW 3.2KM TO SEC25 T35N R5E,
Reference (Deposit): AND NE 11.2KM TO SEC27 T36N R6E ALONG MUSSELSHELL CREEK;
Reference (Deposit): ALSO 4.8KM NE TO SEC4 T35N R6E ALONG GOLD CREEK.
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