The Carlson Mine is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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Lat, Long: 46.42139, -112.29639
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Carlson Mine MRDS details
Primary: Carlson Mine
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Rimini 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.
Owner Name: John Carlson
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicified
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.5 MI NE OF PAUPER MT. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS AND TUNNELS
Comment (Location): Political location in record is Lewis and Clark county. However, lat/long falls a few meters inside adjacent Jefferson county. Relative position description 1/4 MI. W OF PAUPERS DREAM MINE places it in Lewis and Clark county. This description conflicts with location comment ABOUT 0.5 MI NE OF PAUPER MT, which places it much further NE and even farther into Lewis and Clark county, half way to the Porphyry Dike mine. Also conflicting is the location of a duplicate record, 10221776, which lies in Jefferson county, due west of the Basin Creek mine, SE of Paupers Mtn, very close to the peak. The county boundary in the topo map differs significantly from GE and County100 coverage. In view of conflicting evidence and the proximity to the county line, coordinates were left in Jefferson county, and Jefferson county was added to the record and promoted to first place. Original coordinates were unchanged at: lat/long NAD27 46-25-17N 112-17-47W (46.42139 -112.29639); UTM N
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 261.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, PL. 1.
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