Piegan Gulch Placer

The Piegan 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: Piegan Gulch Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.80278, -112.33944

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Piegan Gulch Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Piegan Gulch Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Marysville District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1904
Discovery Year: 1869
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Marysville Stock


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): LAT. LONG. MOUTH OF PIEGAN GULCH, PLACER WORKINGS GO UP STREAM FOR 1 MILE.

Comment (Deposit): BENCH PLACER

Comment (Workings): ON WEST BANK FOR .5 MI ABOVE MOUTH, FROM THE UPPER END OF THE BENCH, PLACERS FOR .5 MILE, BOTH SIDES OF THE CREEK WERE WORKED.

Comment (Deposit): DOUBTFUL IF ANY DREDGEABLY GROUND IS LEFT EXCEPT MAYBE WITHIN TWO MILES OF ITS MOUTH. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 61

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 55, 61.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 5, P. 24.