Results of 1989 Bureau of Mines Investigation of the French Creek- patrick Butte Study Area, Adams, Idaho, and Valley Counties, Idaho.
The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted a mineral resource investigation of the French Creek-Patrick Butte Study Area in west-central Idaho during 1989. No mineral resources or significant occurrences were identified. Other than small-scale placer gold, no mineral production is known or recorded. At least 100 lode and 150 placer claims have been located in the study area. Most of the area was examined by ground or areal surveys; 110 lode and 60 placer samples were taken. Four lode prospects were examined in detail, and all placer claim locations were sampled.