Site Inspection Report for the Abandoned and Inactive Mines in Idaho on U.S. Forest Service Lands (Region 1), Idaho Panhandle National Forest: Volume VI: St. Joe River Drainage

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Of the forty-five mines in the St. Joe River basin discussed in this volume, thirteen have the potential to have an environmental impact on or near USFS lands. Five of these have waste dumps in active waterways, three sites have water discharges that exceed one or more water quality standards, and five have both water quality concerns and waste rock impinging on an active waterway. Twenty-one properties in this volume have open adits or shafts. One of the open shafts was covered with a grate after the field inspection. A number of the properties in this area are difficult to reach, but the open workings that are readily accessible to the public could pose significant safety hazards.

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