The Hawkeye Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,702 feet.
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Elevation: 5,702 Feet (1,738 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.33861, -111.85889
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Hawkeye Placer MRDS details
Primary: Hawkeye Placer
Owner Name: John C. Bahnsen
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Commodity): NOT ENOUGH PLACER AU TO BE ECONOMICALLY PROFITABLE BUT SUFFICIENT INDICATION OF AU IN BEDROCK
Comment (Deposit): THE CLAIM IS LOCATED ON GLACIAL TILL WHICH MAY EITHER BE INTRUDED BY IGNEOUS DIKES (??) OR THE IGNEOUS DIKES WERE MORE RESISTANT TO GLACIAL ACTION.
Reference (Deposit): 1924 DIREXPL USFS
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