The Montana is a gold mine located in Jefferson 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.
Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.2808, -111.94890
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Montana MRDS details
Secondary: Elkhorn (Heagen)
Secondary: Gold Hill
District: Elkhorn Mining District
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.
Owner Name: Wb And Grace Crenshaw
Home Office: Boulder, Mt
Info Year: 1977
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Skarn Au
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1906
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Au
Structure: Extensive Folding Axis N-S With Prevailing Eastward Dip.
Structure: Boulder Batholith
Alteration Type: L
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULLETIN-16
Reference (Deposit): BEING ACTIVELY DEVELOPED BY W. CRENSHAW WHO SANK 35'SHAFT,
Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS
Colorized Mining Photos
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