The Boulder River Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.27083, -112.26111
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Boulder River Placer MRDS details
Primary: Boulder River Placer
District: Boulder Mountains Area
Mined: 735.000 cy
Material type: gravel
Description: Ap_Grade: ^Fine Out Of 7350cy Of Gravel
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE FOR BASIN.
Comment (Production): MBMG MEM 26, P. 48
Comment (Deposit): MOST OF THE BOULDER RIVER HAS BEEN MINED BUT THE MOST EXTENSIVE WORK HAS BEEN DONE BETWEEN BOULDER AND BASIN.
Comment (Workings): 1939 SCRAPER AND WASHER WAS PUT IN ON BOULDER PLACER
Comment (Geology): PLACER GOLD CAME FROM THE EROSIVE ACTION OF THE RIVER OVER THE OUTCROPS OF SOME GOLD-BEARING VEIN AND FROM ITS TRIBUTARIES ENTERING FROM THE NORTH DOWNSTREAM FROM THE TOWN OF BASIN.
Comment (Deposit): TEST WERE MADE AT THE MOUTH OF LITTLE BOULDER RIVER,BISON CR, AND ROCK CREEK. THEY ONLY SHOWED TRACES OF GOLD. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 52.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 5, P. 23.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 14-15.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 43, 48
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