The Georgetown Placers is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana.
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Name: Georgetown Placers
County: Deer Lodge
Lat, Long: 46.1875, -113.25000
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Georgetown Placers MRDS details
Primary: Georgetown Placers
County: Deer Lodge
District: Georgetown (Southern Cross, Cable) District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Butte And Georgetown Mining And Milling Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Year Last Production: 1936
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Philipsburg Batholith
Description: Cable Stock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: 0.01 OZ/CUBIC YARD AU
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)
Comment (Development): 1935-6 DRAG-LINE SCRAPER WAS USED DOWN THE GULCH FROM GEORGETOWN
Comment (Geology): PYRENEES, AND LUXEMBURG MINES ARE SOURCES OF GOLD.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 5, P. 22.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 610, P. 149.
Reference (Production): USGS PP 78; MBMG MEM 26; USGS PP 610;
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 84, P. 18, 19.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 78, P. 264.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 25, 27.
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