The Thompson Creek mine is an inactive and abandoned tungsten mine located along Thompson Creek about 10.5 miles (17 km) northwest of Clayton, Idaho (see location map in file LOCATION.PDF). The mine consisted initially of open pit mining of outcrops and later of underground workings accessed by a single adit. The mine was worked through 1955 and waste piles presently reside in the flood plain above the east bank of Thompson Creek. A view of the collapsed adit is provided in the TIFF (Tagged-Image File Format) file ADIT.TIF (all photographs taken on 08/13/99). A south-facing view of the mine waste dumps is provided in the TIFF file SOUTH.TIF and a north-facing view is provided in NORTH.TIF.
|Title||Analytical data for reconnaissance geochemical samples from mine dumps, stream sediments and waters at the Thompson Creek Tungsten Mine, Custer County, Idaho|
|Authors||B. S. Van Gosen, R. G. Eppinger, J. M. Hammarstrom, Paul H. Briggs, J. G. Crock, C. Gent, A. L. Meier, S. J. Sutley, P. M. Theodorakos|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Open-File Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center|