Catarack Creek Placers

The Catarack Creek Placers is a gold mine located in Jefferson 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: Catarack Creek Placers  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.36389, -112.22083

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Satelite image of the Catarack Creek Placers

Catarack Creek Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Catarack Creek Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) 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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1950
Year Last Production: 1945
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): PLACER CLAIMS COVER 10 MILES UP THE CREEK FROM ITS MOUTH, EXCEPT SECTIONS 05, 09 OF T.6N., R.5W.; LAT. LONG. IS THE CONFLUENCE OF CATARACK AND ROCK CREEKS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Production): SOME AG

Comment (Workings): HYDRAULICS, SLUICING


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 14, 15.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 43, 48, 49.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 52.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 5, P. 23.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16.


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