Moreau

The Moreau is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,558 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: Moreau  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,558 Feet (1,999 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.2767, -111.94890

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Satelite image of the Moreau

Moreau MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Moreau
Secondary: East Butte
Secondary: Elkhorn (East Butte)
Secondary: Pittsmont
Secondary: Elkhorn (Swissmont)


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elkhorn Mining District


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: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Siskon Corp
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1977


Production

Year: 1939
Time Period: 1909-1939
Mined: 69600.000 mt
Material type: ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Skarn Au
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1909
Discovery Year: 1909
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Skarn Au


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Magnetite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Gold


Comments

Comment (Workings): A 175-TON CYANIDE MILL ON PROPERTY HAS BEEN DISMANTLED


References

Reference (Deposit): ALSO LOCATED IN SECTION 11

Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS


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