Gies Mine

The Gies Mine is a gold mine located in Fergus county, Montana at an elevation of 5,098 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: Gies Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Fergus

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 47.2214, -109.16140

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Gies Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gies Mine
Secondary: Elk Peak Project
Secondary: Red Metal Claim Group
Secondary: Bertha Claim Group
Secondary: Geis Mine


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Silver


State: Montana
County: Fergus
District: Cone Butte

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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.


Type: Private Lease
Type: Patented


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Owner Name: Blue Range Mining Co.
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1990

Owner Name: Geis Family
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1990


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Subtype: Flotation
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Open Stope
Milling Method: Flotation
Year First Production: 1987
Discovery Year: 1985
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Missouri Plateau, Unglaciated

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Reference (Deposit): USGS 18TH ANN REP PT3 1896-97 P612

Reference (Deposit): USBM IC 7544, 1950, P52 AND 68

Reference (Deposit): MBMG (MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY), BUL. 129, 1991.