The Comet and Spring Creek Placers is a gold and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 46.38056, -112.05556
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Comet and Spring Creek Placers MRDS details
Primary: Comet and Spring Creek Placers
Secondary: Spring Creek
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1909
Year Last Production: 1931
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 (Location): LAT. LONG. IS AT CORBIN, PLACER MINING FROM CORBIN TO THEIR HEADWATERS
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 16, P. 14, 15, 95.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 43, 44
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 52.
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