Gold Coin Mine

The Gold Coin Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,601 feet.

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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: Gold Coin Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.1753, -113.24580

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Gold Coin Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Coin Mine
Secondary: Gold Coin Project


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Georgetown 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

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: Gold Coin Mining Co. Inc.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1998
Years: 1984 -


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1906
Discovery Year: 1898
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE TAILINGS WERE PARTIALLY REVEGETATED NATURALLY. THERE WERE NO FLOWING ADITS, FILLED SHAFTS, SEEPS, OR SPRINGS OBSERVED AT THE SITE DURING THE INVESTIGATION. A SURFACE WATER SAMPLE WAS COLLECTED FROM DAILY LAKE; NO MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS WERE EXCEEDED. THE PH MEASUREMENT IN THE LAKE SAMPLE WAS 8.39. ONE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS OPEN ADIT WAS OBSERVED AT THE SITE; ALL OTHER ADITS WERE CLOSED AND THE SHAFT WAS FENCED.

Comment (Location): ALSO IN SEC. 21.


References

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY IC 20, 1957, P. 13.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1913, P. 78.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES

Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1944, PP. 5-51.


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