The Rocky Bar Mining District, Idaho
August 2010 by Alan J. ChenworthRocky Bar sits on the north slope of Horse Ranch Mountain, and while the most productive placers were found in Bear Creek below Rocky Bar, most of the creeks on the south, east and north sides of the mountain contain placer gold and were worked commercially in the past.
• Reopening closed areas
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