Bob Evans Mine

The Bob Evans Mine is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge 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: Bob Evans Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge


Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.21993, -113.23228

Map: View on Google Maps

Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Bob Evans Mine

Bob Evans Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bob Evans Mine


Primary: Gold


State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Flint Creek Range Area

Land Status

Not available


Not available


Not available


Not available


Not available


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Not available


Type: R
Description: Philipsburg Batholith


Not available


Not available

Analytical Data

Not available


Ore: Gold


Comment (Location): Original political location is Deer Lodge county. However, original lat/long place it 500 meters inside adjacent Granite county. Original coordinates were: lat/long NAD27 46-13-46N 113-15-23W (46.22944 -113.25639); UTM N E Z; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Montana Principal, TWNSHP 006N, RNG 013W, Sect 32, Sect_fract . The location description 1 1/2 MI NW NORTHERN CROSS is aprocryphal because the Northern Cross mine is located 8 miles to the NE in Granite county. The reporter probably intended to say 1.5 mi NW of the Southern Cross mine. The original location is consistent with this description. The geonames location for Bob Evans Mine is 2 km ESE of the original location, safely inside Deer Lodge county. This location is based on a 1993 Montana Dept Transportation railroad map, whereas the original location is based on a 1935 MBM Memoir reference. The BuMines duplicate record 10245959 is located very close to the original location and is based on a 1933 MBM reference. In both records, the PLSS coordinates match the original lat/long fairly closely. Since the original coordinates contradicted the county name in both records, they were changed to the geonames location and the PLSS coordinates were cleared.


Comment (Location): 1 1/2 MI NW NORTHERN CROSS


Reference (Deposit): GILBERT, 1935, MONT. BM & GEOL., MEM. 15, P. 20

Principal Gold Districts of Montana

Principal Gold Districts of Montana

In Montana, 54 mining districts have each have produced more than 10,000 ounces of gold. The largest producers are Butte, Helena, Marysville, and Virginia City, each having produced more than one million ounces. Twenty seven other districts are each credited with between 100,000 and one million ounces of gold production. Read more: Principal Gold Districts of Montana.