The Holmes Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.53889, -112.03333
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Holmes Gulch Placer MRDS details
Primary: Holmes Gulch Placer
District: Helena District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): THE STREAM BED BETWEEN THE DREDGE WORKINGS AND OLD SLUCING GROUND IS CONSIDERED TO BE SUITED FOR DRY-LAND DREDGING. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Development): SLUCING WAS DONE FROM THE HEAD OF THE CREEK TO 0.5 MI OF THE COUNTY RD THAT CROSSES HOLMES GULCH AND CONNECTS BURGESS AND SCHUELE PROPERTY WITH U.S. 10.
Comment (Workings): DRAG-LINE, SLUCING, DRY LAND DREDGE
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, 14-15.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 43, 46
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