Georgetown Placers

The Georgetown Placers is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Georgetown Placers  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation:

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.1875, -113.25000

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Georgetown Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Georgetown Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Georgetown (Southern Cross, Cable) District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Butte And Georgetown Mining And Milling Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Year Last Production: 1936
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Philipsburg Batholith

Type: L
Description: Cable Stock


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.01 OZ/CUBIC YARD AU


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

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.


References

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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