Prickly Pear and Clancy Placers

The Prickly Pear and Clancy Placers is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,199 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: Prickly Pear and Clancy Placers  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.46806, -111.98333

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Prickly Pear and Clancy Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Prickly Pear and Clancy Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Roger Gold Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1865
Discovery Year: 1865
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Production): AT LEAST 85% OF PRODUCTION IN 1937-1942 AND 1946-1948

Comment (Location): UTM LOCATION OF INTERSECTION OF CLANCY CREEK AND PRICKLY PEAR CREEK


References

Reference (Deposit): KOSCHMANN, A. H., AND BERGENDAHL, M. H., 1968, PRINCIPAL GOLD-PRODUCING DISTRICTS OF THE UNITED STATES: U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 610, 283 P.

Reference (Deposit): ROBY, R. N., ACKERMAN, W. C., FULKERSON, F. B., AND CROWLEY, F. A., 1960, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS, JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONT.: MONT. BUREAU OF MINES GEOL. BULL. 16, 122 P.

Reference (Production): USGS PROF. PAPER 610, MBMG BULL. 16


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