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The area placer workings along the snake River in Township 9 and 10 South, Range 24 and 25 East were very productive.The Lead and silver mines in Township 15 and 16 south and Range 21 east has gold showings on the ore dumps. The Coeur d’Alene district has many old mines dating back to 1860 mostly producing silver.Very many gravel bars and bench deposits along the Snake River are credited with a total production of 22,000 ounces of gold in Cassia County, 1,736 ounces in Jerome County and 133 ounces in Minidoka County.Burley is in Cassia County by this information relates to Jerome and Minidoka County as well.
The Atlanta district, which includes Hardscrabble Mine, Middle Boise Mine and Yuba Mine, produced around 385,000 ounces of gold. There are numerous old mines that produced lode gold.
Along Prichard Creek and Eagle Creek, there was some very rich placer gorunds of the 1880’s, rivived in the 1930’s and intermittently worked today.
The South Fork of the Coeur d’ Alene River, had many rich lead silver lode mines, with a peak production in 1911. Around the Prichard area most of the streams contain placer gold.
Most from districts in the northeastern part of the county.
You can find both placer and lode veins in this county.