The Lincoln Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.94167, -112.75139
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Lincoln Gulch Placer MRDS details
Primary: Lincoln Gulch Placer
Secondary: Lincoln Creek Placer
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Lincoln Gulch District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: John Lickes
Home Office: Lincoln, Mt.
Owner Name: Missoula Lincoln Metals Co.
Time Period: 1865-1959
Mined: 10637390.500 g
Material type: gold
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer Au-PGE
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Description: DIORITE DIKE
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Description: DIORITE DIKE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
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
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.
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