Mcclellan Creek Placer

The Mcclellan Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.

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: Mcclellan Creek Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.88167, -112.63139

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Mcclellan Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mcclellan Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Mcclellan Gulch District


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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer Au-PGE
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1864
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: THE NUGGETS THE SIZE OF WHEAT GRAINS OR LARGER ARE ABOUT 870 FINE. A PAN OF GRAVEL WAS SAID TO HOLD $500 (1870'S)


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Merged data from Deposit ID 10148683 (McClellan Mine)

Comment (Production): IN YEARS 1930-1948 PLACER MINING HAS BEEN INTERMITTENT AND ANY ONE SEASON'S RECOVERY VALUED AT LESS THAN $1000.

Comment (Location): TRIBUTARY OF POORMAN CR. LAT LONG ARE FOR ITS MOUTH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)

Comment (Deposit): GOLD IS GEN. NUGGET GOLD. THE GULCH IS QUITE NARROW AND ALONG STRETCHES THE GRAVEL IS ABOUT 30 FT DEEP. TWO PAY STREAKS, A LOWER GULCH CHANNEL AND A HIGHER BAR CHANNEL.

Comment (Geology): SOURCE OF GOLD PROBALLY QUARTZ LODES AT HEAD OF VALLEY.

Comment (Deposit): 1927 A.J. WOOD AND FRED MEADE WERE MINING AN OPEN CUT 2.5 MI ABOVE THE MOUTH. THEY FOUND A NUGGET WEIGHING 57 OZ. LARGEST NUGGET FOUND AND IT WAS WORTH $1700. IT WAS 870 FINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): Koschmann, A. H., and Bergendahl, M. H., 1968, Principal gold-producing districts of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 610, p. 156.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 5, P. 24

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 55, 64.

Reference (Deposit): Pardee, J.T. and Schrader, F.C., 1933, Metalliferous deposits of the greater Helena mining region, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 842, P. 117-18.

Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 64., USGS PP 610, P. 156.