The Buffalo Creek Placer is a gold and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 46.49444, -112.11667
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Buffalo Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Buffalo Creek Placer
Secondary: Weber Placer
District: Clancy-Lump Gulch District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE WHERE CREEK AND TWO ROADS MEET. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)
Comment (Production): ONLY THREE SEASONS THAT HAD ACTIVITY, 1930, 1932, 1939.
Comment (Workings): DRYLAND DREDGE, SLUICING
Comment (Deposit): 1937 160 ACRES NEAR HEAD OF CREEK WAS TESTED, BUT GROUND NOT DEVELOPED. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 16.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 43, 45, 46.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 52.
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM 26, P. 45.
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