The Pierce City District is a gold mine located in Clearwater county, Idaho.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.4911, -115.79970
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Pierce City District MRDS details
Primary: Pierce City District
District: PIERCE CITY DISTRICT
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: STREAM PLACER
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1860
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
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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