Butcher Knife Mine

The Butcher Knife Mine is a gold mine located in Fergus county, Montana at an elevation of 5,000 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: Butcher Knife Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Fergus

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 47.1553, -109.25530

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Satelite image of the Butcher Knife Mine

Butcher Knife Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Butcher Knife Mine


Primary: Gold


State: Montana
County: Fergus

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: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): USGS 18TH ANN REP PT3 1896-97 P606

Reference (Deposit): IN ALPINE GULCH

Reference (Deposit): MBM G MEM 31, 1949 P.21