The Basin Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.27083, -112.26250
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Basin Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Basin Creek Placer
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) 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 (Location): LAT. LONG. CONFLUENCE OF BASIN CREEK AND BOULDER RIVER, PLACER EXTENDS UP TO HEAD OF CREEK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)
Comment (Workings): LATTER 1800'S A FLOATING DREDGE WAS ASSEMBLED ABOVE WINTER'S CAMP. DURING 1900'S MOST WORK HAS BEEN DONE ALONG ITS HEADWATERS, 1940 DRAG LINE DREDGE ASSEMBLED ON UPPER BASIN.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 14-16.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 43, 49, 50.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, P. 86, 87, 92, 93.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 5, P. 23
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM 26, P. 49; USGS BULL. 1151, P. 93.
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