The Best Wish Placer is a mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,741 feet.
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Elevation: 4,741 Feet (1,445 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.16917, -111.98778
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Best Wish Placer MRDS details
Primary: Best Wish Placer
Owner Name: Charles Hardtla And Robert Lindberg
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1931
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Clastic Sedimentary Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: NO ASSAYS - NO SAMPLES TAKEN.
Comment (Commodity): PLACER GOLD IS THE MINERAL SAID TO EXIST ON THIS CLAIM.
Comment (Workings): BUILDINGS - NOT MINING RELATED;
Reference (Deposit): 1932 DIREXPL USFS
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