The Poorman Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.87556, -112.60417
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Poorman Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Poorman Creek Placer
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Gould-Stemple District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1950
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Description: Granite Peak Stock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): NW FLOWING TRIBUTARY OF THE BLACKFOOT RIVER. PLACER MINING SEEMS TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE FROM MEAD GULCH (LAT. LONG.) UP STREAM TO WHERE POORMAN CREEK MEETS ITS S. FORK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)
Comment (Production): ONLY 10 SEASONS FROM 1904-1945 HAVE BEEN WORKED. 1910 WAS MOST PRODUCTIVE YEAR
Comment (Workings): PLACER WORKING HAVE ONLY BEEN FOR A SHORT DISTANCE FROM WHERE MEAD GULCH MEETS POORMAN UPSTREAM ABOUT 5.0 KM.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 55, 63-4.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 87.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 5, P. 24.
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 64