The Jefferson Claim is a gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 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: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 42.9411, -116.79170
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Jefferson Claim MRDS details
Primary: Jefferson Claim
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: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
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
Reference (Deposit): METALLIFEROUS RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT SILVER CITY,
Reference (Deposit): PIPER, A. M., AND LANEY, F. B., 1926, GEOLOGY AND
Reference (Deposit): COMMODITY(IES) GIVEN IN THIS REFERENCE.
Reference (Deposit): NO. 3. NOTE: NO DESCRIPTION OF THIS PROPERTY OR
Reference (Deposit): IDAHO: IDAHO BUR. OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 11, PLATE III,
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