The Lincoln Gulch is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 47.95, -112.78333
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Lincoln Gulch MRDS details
Primary: Lincoln Gulch
County: Lewis and Clark
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): EST. PROD. $7,000,000 IN GOLD IN A STRETCH OF GULCH 7,400 FT. LONG
Comment (Deposit): POSSIBLE LARGE LOW GRADE AU DEPOSIT IN SHEAR ZONE NEXT TO DIORITE DIKE; LAT. AND LONG. ARE GENERAL FOR AREA
Comment (Location): Political location in record is Lewis and Clark county. However, lat/long plots in Teton county. The two counties are adjacent but lat/long is not near the shared border. Original coordinates are lat/long NAD27 47-57-N 112-47-W (47.95 -112.78333); UTM N E Z; PLSS Meridian- Montana Principal, 014N, 009W, Sect 17,08,07, Sect_fract . PLSS coordinates are in Lewis and Clark county, translates to 46 58N, 112 46W, a difference of 59 minutes lat, 1 minute long. Likely the reporter meant to type 46 degrees N instead of 47. Lat/long so changed using WGS84 datum. New lat/long falls in Section 18, possibly the centroid of an arc-shaped deposit in the originally reported sections 17, 8, 7. No UTM coords present.
Reference (Production): PARDEE, 1933, USGS BULL. 842
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., AND SCHRADER, F.C., 1933, METALLIFEROUS DEPOSITS OF THE GREATER HELENA MINING REGION, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 842, P. 115-117