Carlson Mine

The Carlson Mine is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,799 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: Carlson Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,799 Feet (2,377 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.4208, -112.30140

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Carlson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Carlson Mine


Primary: Gold


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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Comment (Location): Political location in record is Lewis and Clark county. However, lat/long plots 200 m inside adjacent Jefferson county. Original coordinates are: lat/long NAD27 46-25-15N 112-18-5W (46.4208 -112.3014); UTM N5141411 E399994 Z12N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Montana Principal, TWNSHP 008 N, RNG 006 W, Sect 25, Sect_fract C NW. PLSS coordinates agree with the original lat/long. Duplicate record 10015883 lat/long lies 400 m to the NE but also contains conflicting location information. In view of the conflicting evidence and the proximity to the county line, the location was left in Jefferson county and Jefferson county was added to the county name and promoted to first place.


Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842,1933 P 261

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