Snake River Placers

Past Producer in Elmore county in Idaho, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10106566
MRDS ID W012834
MAS/MILS ID 160390724
Record type Site
Current site name Snake River Placers
Alternate or previous names Lone Cedar

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.2258, 42.9953 (WGS84)
Elevation 792
Relative position 5 MI. NE. OF GLENNS FERRY
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Idaho Elmore

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Boise 005S 010E 14 NENENE Idaho


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Analytical data

Result AVERAGES 3,000 - 5,000 PARTICLES TO ONE CENT (AT $35.00 PER OZ.)
Result 943 FINE.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Sand and Gravel
    Rock unit name Sand & Gravel
    Rock description Sand & Gravel
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.2258, 42.9953

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1862
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Glenns Ferry Area

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the production information

  • Production Extremely Difficult To Ascertain Because Of Haphazardness Of Early Reporting And Because Of The Creation Of New Counties From Old Ones.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W012834
Idaho Geological Survey Idaho Mines and Prospects IMP TF0036
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 160390724 data consolidated into this record

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Bergendahl, M. H., 1964, Mineral Resources - Gold, In Mineral And Water Resources Of Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Special Report No. 1, P. 98.

  • Deposit

    Staley, W. W., 1946, Fine Gold Of Snake River And Lower Salmon River, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 72, 10 P.

  • Deposit

    Staley, W. W., 1946, Gold In Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 68, 30 P.

  • Deposit

    Hite, Thomas H., 1933, Fine Gold And Platinum Of Snake River, Idaho: Econ. Geology, V. 28, No. 3, P. 256 - 265.

  • Deposit

    5) Koschmann, A. H. And Bergendahl, M. H., 1968, Principal Gold Producing Districts Of The United States: U.S. Geological Survey Prof. Paper 610, P. 120 - 140.

  • Deposit

    1946 Recon IBMG Pamphlet 72

  • Deposit

    V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al., Twin Falls Quad, IBMG 1982 Mine And Prospect Map Series

  • Production

    Staley, W. W., 1946: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 68, 30 P.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: EARLY 1860'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 1976-07-01 Matthews, John Y.; Miller, Pat U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 1983-11-14 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines