Elk No. 1 Placer

The Elk No. 1 Placer is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,300 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: Elk No. 1 Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2,225 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.3381, -111.85720

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Satelite image of the Elk No. 1 Placer

Elk No. 1 Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elk No. 1 Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Skjegstad, R, Beniger, F J, Kokoruda, C M, Doggett, L W
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1966


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): RECOMMENDATIONS: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CONTEST PROCEEDINGS BE INITIATED WITH THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND A HEARING REQUESTED TO DETERMINE THE VALIDITY OF THE ELK NO. 1 PLACER CLAIM. THIS CLAIM WAS NOT HELD IN GOOD FAITH FOR MINING PURPOSES.


References

Reference (Deposit): FILES OF E MCHUGH, WFOC, SPOKANE, WA

Reference (Deposit): WFOC MINERAL PROPERTY FILE NO 0300430663.


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