Sauerkraut Gulch Placer

The Sauerkraut 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: Sauerkraut Gulch Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.93639, -112.76583

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Sauerkraut Gulch Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sauerkraut Gulch Placer
Secondary: Robinson and Flesher Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark


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

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Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1950
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Production): WORK HAS BEEN REPORTED ON ONE OR MORE CLAIMS ALMOST EVERY YEAR FROM 1904-1948

Comment (Development): 1926 ROBINSON & FLESHER MADE AN OPEN CUT 1500 BY 100 FT, 3 MI ABOVE THE MOUTH OF THE CREEK.

Comment (Deposit): GOLD ASSOCIATED WITH MODERATELY COARSE GRAVEL FOUND ON HIGHER PARTS OF THE BEDROCK SURFACE.

Comment (Workings): ONE PLACER MINE (1926) OPEN CUT 1500 FT LONG AND 100 FT WIDE. GOLD WASHED FROM GRAVEL AND BOULDERS BY BOOMING AND GROUND SLUICING.

Comment (Location): A TRIBUTARY OF THE BLACKFOOT RIVER. LAT. AND LONG. ARE FOR ITS MOUTH. MINING WAS DONE IN A FLAT AREA ABOUT 3 MILES FROM ITS MOUTH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 26, P. 55, 64-5.

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 114-15.

Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 64-5