Warm Springs Gulch Placer

The Warm Springs Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,268 feet.

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: Warm Springs Gulch Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 4,268 Feet (1,301 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.45056, -111.98528

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Satelite image of the Warm Springs Gulch Placer

Warm Springs Gulch Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Warm Springs Gulch Placer
Secondary: Warm Springs Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Platinum


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1904
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

Form: GRAVEL ACCUMULATIONS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $4-18/TON PT AT $30/OZ AVG. THIS WOULD BE 4.5-21 PPM PT. 0.13 TO 0.6 OZ/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Sperrylite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION GIVEN IS AT MOUTH OF WARM SPRINGS CREEK

Comment (Commodity): UNVERIFIED REPORT OF SPERRYLITE

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS NEITHER LARGE NOR RICH

Comment (Workings): NO DREDGING OF THIS DEPOSIT


References

Reference (Deposit): ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL, 1907, MONTANA, LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY, PLATINUM: ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL, V. 84, AUG. 24, P. 375.

Reference (Deposit): LYDEN, C.J., 1948, THE GOLD PLACERS OF MONTANA: MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY MEMOIR 26, P. 43, 45.


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