Little Pipestone Creek Placer

The Little Pipestone Creek Placer is a silver and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,701 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: Little Pipestone Creek Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 45.85167, -112.25667

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Little Pipestone Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Pipestone Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Little Pipestone District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1905
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

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Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Workings): HYDRAULIC MINING


References

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 12-26-1961

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL. 16

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16.


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