Lincoln Gulch Placer

The Lincoln Gulch 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: Lincoln Gulch Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.94167, -112.75139

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Lincoln Gulch Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lincoln Gulch Placer
Secondary: Lincoln Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Lincoln 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 definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: John Lickes
Home Office: Lincoln, Mt.

Owner Name: Missoula Lincoln Metals Co.


Production

Year: 1959
Time Period: 1865-1959
Mined: 10637390.500 g
Material type: gold


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer Au-PGE
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
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: Diorite
Role: Associated
Description: DIORITE DIKE
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Description: DIORITE DIKE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: EARLY-DAY DRIFTERS FOUND A STREAK AVERAGING $375 TO A SET (4'X4'X10') AS MUCH AS $2400/BLK. DREDGE PUT IN (IN 1942) FOUND $0.40 - 0.50/ CUBIC YARD AU


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): EARLY-DAY DRIFTERS FOUND 50-300 FT WIDE PAY STREAK AU; OVERBURDEN IS 15-50 FT, SCHEELITE IS IN OVERBURDEN AND ON BEDROCK CHANNEL.

Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE AT THE MOUTH LINCOLN GULCH. PLACER MINING HAS GONE FROM THE MOUTH UP RIVER TO LINCOLN GULCH CEMETARY, AND UP BOTH FORKS FOR 0.5 MI. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)

Comment (Geology): GOLD OF LINCOLN GULCH UNUSUALLY PURE, $19/OZ AT $20.67/OZ (1873)

Comment (Deposit): BY 1873 ALL WORK HAD ALL BUT CEASED. BEGINNING 1904 LOWER PART WAS MINED; 4 PATENTED, 17 UNPATENTED, HAVE BEEN CLOSED DOWN SINCE 1942.

Comment (Workings): DRY-LAND DREDGE, PITS, GROUND SLUICING (1942); SHAFTS ON LOWER PART OF GULCH AND A LONG TUNNEL BY DR. O.M. LANGSTRUM.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 31, P. 53-4.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL. 842, P. 115-16.

Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 6334, P. 5, 26, 27.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 55, 65-6.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 610, P. 155.

Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO. 26