High Ore Creek Placer

The High Ore Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

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: High Ore Creek Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.2625, -112.20278

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High Ore Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: High Ore Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE ON THE MOUTH OF CREEK. CLAIMS EXTEND FROM THE MOUTH TO AN AREA A LITTLE BEYOND CLAIMS WORKED BY THE COMET MINE.

Comment (Deposit): MOST OF VALLEY IS NARROW AND STEEP, LARGE BOULDERS


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 14-15.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 43, 49

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 52.


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