Pierce City District

The Pierce City District is a gold mine located in Clearwater 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.

Mine Info

Name: Pierce City District  

State:  Idaho

County:  Clearwater

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.4911, -115.79970

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Pierce City District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pierce City District


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Titanium
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Platinum


Location

State: Idaho
County: Clearwater
District: PIERCE CITY DISTRICT


Land Status

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Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: STREAM PLACER
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1860
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): SHANNON, E.V., 1922, MINERALOGY OF SOME BLACK SANDS FROM IDAHO, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE METHODS USED FOR THEIR STUDY: PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM, V. 60, ART. 3, 33 P.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A.L., 1930, THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT OROFINO, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 34, P. 37.

Reference (Deposit): STALEY, W.W., 1946, GOLD IN IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 68, FIG. 16.

Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., 1941, THE METAL AND COAL MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO, WITH NOTES ON THE NONMETALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 57, P. 37

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C.N., 1961A, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF CENTRAL IDAHO BLACKSAND PLACERS: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 17, P. 141-148

Reference (Deposit): DAY, D.T., AND RICHARDS, R.H., 1906, USEFUL MINERALS IN THE BLACK SANDS OF THE PACIFIC SLOPE: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, CALENDAR YEAR 1905, P. 1199-1200.


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