The Sauerkraut Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.93639, -112.76583
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Sauerkraut Gulch Placer MRDS details
Primary: Sauerkraut Gulch Placer
Secondary: Robinson and Flesher Mine
County: Lewis and Clark
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Production): WORK HAS BEEN REPORTED ON ONE OR MORE CLAIMS ALMOST EVERY YEAR FROM 1904-1948
Comment (Development): 1926 ROBINSON & FLESHER MADE AN OPEN CUT 1500 BY 100 FT, 3 MI ABOVE THE MOUTH OF THE CREEK.
Comment (Deposit): GOLD ASSOCIATED WITH MODERATELY COARSE GRAVEL FOUND ON HIGHER PARTS OF THE BEDROCK SURFACE.
Comment (Workings): ONE PLACER MINE (1926) OPEN CUT 1500 FT LONG AND 100 FT WIDE. GOLD WASHED FROM GRAVEL AND BOULDERS BY BOOMING AND GROUND SLUICING.
Comment (Location): A TRIBUTARY OF THE BLACKFOOT RIVER. LAT. AND LONG. ARE FOR ITS MOUTH. MINING WAS DONE IN A FLAT AREA ABOUT 3 MILES FROM ITS MOUTH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 55, 64-5.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 5, P. 24.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 114-15.
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 64-5