Musselshell Placers

The Musselshell Placers is a thorium mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,186 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: Musselshell Placers  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation: 3,186 Feet (971 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Thorium

Lat, Long: 46.3586, -115.74030

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Musselshell Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Musselshell Placers


Commodity

Primary: Thorium
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater


Land Status

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


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Roeben, Al And Steadman, Frank
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Headquarters, Id
Info Year: 1950


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Not available


References

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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