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Bob Evans Mine

The Bob Evans Mine is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,801 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: Bob Evans Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.21993, -113.23228

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Bob Evans Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bob Evans Mine


Primary: Gold


State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge

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.


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


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

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Comment (Location): Original political location is Deer Lodge county. However, original lat/long place it 360 meters inside adjacent Granite county. Original coordinates were: lat/long NAD27 46-13-41N 113-15-25W (46.2281 -113.2569); UTM N5121644 E325955 Z12N; PLSS line# 1: Meridian- Montana Principal, TWNSHP 006 N, RNG 013 W, Sect 32, Sect_fract NWNESW. The geonames location for Bob Evans Mine is 2 km ESE of the original location, safely inside Deer Lodge county. This location is based on a 1993 Montana Dept Transportation railroad map, whereas the original location is based on a 1933 MBM Memoir reference. The MRDS duplicate record 10019438 is located very close to the original location and is based on a 1935 MBM Memoir reference. In both records, the PLSS coordinates match the original lat/long fairly closely. Since the original coordinates contradicted the county name in both records, they were changed to the geonames location and the PLSS coordinates were cleared.


Reference (Deposit): MBM G MEM 9, 1933 P.52

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