The Big Pipestone Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,600 feet.
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Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.90556, -112.26250
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Big Pipestone Creek Placer MRDS details
Primary: Big Pipestone Creek Placer
District: Pipestone District
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1902
Years of Production:
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 (Location): LOCATION APPROXIMATE, BELOW DRY CREEK.
Reference (Deposit): ROBY, R.N., ACKERMAN, W.C., FULKERSON, F.B., AND CROWLEY, F.A.,1960, MINE AND MINERAL DEPOSITS, JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA: MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 122P
Reference (Production): MBMG BULL. 16
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