The Raft River Placer Deposit is a gold mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,160 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.
Elevation: 4,160 Feet (1,268 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 42.6258, -113.27690
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Raft River Placer Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Raft River Placer Deposit
Land ownership: Unknown
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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): TOTAL PRODUCTION FOR COUNTY 22209 OZS GOLD
Reference (Deposit): SPRING BAR BANCROFT,DURANGO,SWEETZER,GW LISH CLAIMS IN THIS
Reference (Deposit): STALEY WW 1946 IDAHO BUR MINES ANDGEOL PAMPH 72 P6
Reference (Deposit): STALEY WW 1946 IDAHO BUR MINES ANDGLG PAMPH 68 P17 AND FIG 2
Reference (Deposit): HILL,JM,1916,USGS BULL 620, P274 AND PLATE VII
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