Lowland Creek Placer

The Lowland Creek Placer is a silver and gold mine located in Jefferson 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: Lowland Creek Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.20278, -112.44583

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Lowland Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lowland Creek Placer
Secondary: Kit Carson Placer


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Lowland District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Kit Carson Placer


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GRAVEL TREATED BY DRY LAND DREDGE AT 0.18-0.25/CY.


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)

Comment (Workings): 1938 DRY LAND DREDGE WAS PUT ON CREEK.


References

Reference (Production): MBMG MEM 26; MBMG BULL 16; MBMG MEM 20, SUP.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG SUPPLEMENT MEM 20, P. 13

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 43, 50


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