Clancy Creek Placer

The Clancy Creek Placer is a 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: Clancy Creek Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.42222, -112.08889

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Clancy Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Clancy Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Clancy-Lump Gulch 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

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Humphreys Gold Corp. ; Roger Au Min. Co.
Years: 1937 -


Production

Year: 1940
Mined: 195420.000 cy
Material type: gravel
Description: Ap_Grade: ^Fine From 195420 Cy


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer Au-PGE
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1850
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


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: $0.13/CY AU.


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

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


References

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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