The Dry Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana.
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Lat, Long: 46.26194, -112.95222
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Dry Gulch Placer MRDS details
Primary: Dry Gulch Placer
Secondary: Dry Creek Placer
Secondary: Modesty Creek Placer
County: Deer Lodge
District: Flint Creek Range Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): LAT. AND LONG CONFLUENCE OF DRY AND MODESTY CREEKS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1961)
Comment (Production): PRODUCED 21 YEARS BETWEEN 1911-1940 ?
Comment (Workings): WATER FOR PLACER OPERATIONS FROM SYSTEM OF DITCHES
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 25, 26.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 84, P. 30, 33.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 5, P. 22.
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26
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