The Prickly Pear Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.38889, -112.02500
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Prickly Pear Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Prickly Pear Creek Placer
Secondary: Golconda Creek Placer
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) District
Owner Name: Winston Brothers Co. (Yuba Dredge)
Home Office: Between Alhambra And Jefferson City
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: 1.5 MI S OF E HELENA $0.25/CY AU (1933)
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
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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