The Alder Creek District is a copper, gold, silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Custer county, Idaho.
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.
Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 43.8333, -113.66670
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Alder Creek District MRDS details
Primary: Alder Creek District
District: ALDER CREEK DISTRICT
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: CONTACT METAMORPHIC
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SEAFOAM, ALDER CREEK, LITTLE SMOKY, AND WILLOW CREEK MINING DISTRICTS, CUSTER AND CAMAS COUNTIES, IDAHO: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 33, P. 7-9, 13
Reference (Deposit): NELSON, AND ROSS, C.P., 1968, GEOLOGY OF PART OF THE ALDER CREEK MINING DISTRICT, CUSTER COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1252-A
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