The Piegan Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.80278, -112.33944
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Piegan Gulch Placer MRDS details
Primary: Piegan Gulch Placer
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Marysville District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1904
Discovery Year: 1869
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Description: Marysville Stock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
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
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 61
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 55, 61.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 5, P. 24.