The Thursday Prospect is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 8,235 feet.
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Elevation: 8,235 Feet (2,510 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.30896, -112.54670
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Thursday Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Thursday Prospect
District: Leadville District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): Political location in record is Jefferson county. However, original lat/long plots 130 m inside adjacent Powell county. Original coordinates were: lat/long NAD27 46-18-40N 112-33-24W (46.3111 -112.5567, WGS84 46.30896 -113.5467); UTM N5129574 E380138 Z12N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Montana Principal, TWNSHP 006 N, RNG 008 W, Sect 01, Sect_fract NENENW. The PLSS coords are at WGS84 46.30896 -113.5467, the same latitude, but 0.01 degrees east. This point falls in Jefferson county and is in the midst of 5 other MRDS Leadville District records. So the lat/long was changed to agree with the PLSS coordinates, county name, and district name.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 41-88, 1988, APPENDIX
Reference (Deposit): B, NO. 25, P. 89.
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