Mayflower Claim

The Mayflower Claim is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,440 feet.

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: Mayflower Claim  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 6,440 Feet (1,963 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.17583, -113.11111

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Satelite image of the Mayflower Claim

Mayflower Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mayflower Claim
Secondary: Gold Crown Lode


Primary: Gold


State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Olson Gulch District

Land Status

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Type: Surface/Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): ON N SLOPE

Comment (Workings): ADITS, TRENCHES


Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 78, P. 243.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 84, P. 32, 35.

Principal Gold Districts of Montana

Principal Gold Districts of Montana

In Montana, 54 mining districts have each have produced more than 10,000 ounces of gold. The largest producers are Butte, Helena, Marysville, and Virginia City, each having produced more than one million ounces. Twenty seven other districts are each credited with between 100,000 and one million ounces of gold production. Read more: Principal Gold Districts of Montana.