Prickly Pear Creek Placer

The Prickly Pear Creek Placer 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: Prickly Pear Creek Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.38889, -112.02500

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Prickly Pear Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Prickly Pear Creek Placer
Secondary: Golconda Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Winston Brothers Co. (Yuba Dredge)
Home Office: Between Alhambra And Jefferson City


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
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

Analytical Data: 1.5 MI S OF E HELENA $0.25/CY AU (1933)


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): LAT. LONG. FOR JEFFERSON CITY.

Comment (Production): 1904-1933 INTERMITTENT ACTIVITY

Comment (Development): FIRST FOUND NEAR CLANCY

Comment (Workings): DREDGE, 1933 DRAG-LINE DREDGE 1.5 MILES S. OF E. HELENA; DRY LAND DREDGE ON DUTTON RANCH (1938); YUBA ELECTRIC CONNECTED BUCKET DREDGE ON CREEK S OF CLANCY


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 42-44.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 5, P. 24.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 31, P. 46.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 227, 228.

Reference (Deposit): 5) USGS PROF PAPER 428, P. 52.

Reference (Deposit): 6) USGS PROF PAPER 610, P. 153.

Reference (Production): MBMG MEM 26, P. 44.


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