The High Ore Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.2625, -112.20278
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High Ore Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: High Ore Creek Placer
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
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
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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