The Orofino Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana.
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Name: Orofino Creek Placer
County: Deer Lodge
Lat, Long: 46.2375, -112.62083
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Orofino Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Orofino Creek Placer
County: Deer Lodge
District: Orofino 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 (Geology): DERIVED FROM OXIDIZED PORTIONS OF VEINS
Comment (Location): LAT. LONG. UPPER PART OF STREAM ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1959)
Comment (Deposit): PLACER DEPOSITS ISN'T SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT DREDGING OPERATION. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 283.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26 P. 25, 27, 28
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