Bidwell - Beaver Mine

The Bidwell - Beaver Mine is a gold mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,999 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: Bidwell - Beaver Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.8553, -114.88970

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Bidwell - Beaver Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bidwell - Beaver Mine
Secondary: Beaver-Bidwell Mine
Secondary: Beaver Extension and Bidwell


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Sawtooth District

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: Sawtooth National Forest


Type: Patented


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Owner Name: Dunn, Ann
Company ID: 1001323
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1990


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 146, 1971, P. 21.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 4-92, 1992, P. 61-64.

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