The Clancy Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.42222, -112.08889
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Clancy Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Clancy Creek Placer
District: Clancy-Lump Gulch District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Humphreys Gold Corp. ; Roger Au Min. Co.
Years: 1937 -
Mined: 195420.000 cy
Material type: gravel
Description: Ap_Grade: ^Fine From 195420 Cy
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer Au-PGE
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1850
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Description: Boulder Batholith
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: $0.13/CY AU.
Comment (Location): LAT. LONG. ON END OF TAILING, TAILINGS GO N 8 KM TO CLANCY (ON MAP) ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)
Comment (Workings): 1937 DRY-LAND DREDGE (HUMPHREY'S) WAS PUT ON CLANCY CREEK, 1947 DRAG-LINE DREDGE WAS ALSO PUT IN.
Comment (Geology): GOLD ORIGINATED IN MINERALIZED VEINS AT GREGORY.
Comment (Deposit): 11 MILES BETWEEN CLANCY AND GREGORY ONLY 4.6 MILES HAVE BEEN DREDGED ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): Merged dat from Deposit ID 10269910 of same name (Clancy Creek Placer)
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: MIDDLE 19TH CENTURY
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, USGS PP 428.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 52.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 5, P. 24.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P.43, 44, 45
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 14, 15.
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