The Potratz Prospect is a gold, silver, and copper mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 46.71111, -112.48333
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Potratz Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Potratz Prospect
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Ophir District
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.
Owner Name: Guy Potratz
Home Office: Avon, Mt.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Location): COUNTY NAME CHANGED FROM POWELL TO LEWIS AND CLARK 11/91 BY D.F. SPOKANE MIO. SECTION 16 IS IN LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY. ALL REFERENCES LOCATE PROPERTY IN SECTION 16 OF T 11 N, R 7 W. USBM - RI-6334 AND MBMG BULLETIN 98 BOTH HAVE SECTION 16 AS LOCATION BUT SAY POWELL COUNTY. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1959)
Comment (Production): ITEM 1: ONLY $1000.
Comment (Deposit): HIGH GARNET-TACTITE ZONE OCCURS ALONG A LIMESTONE-DIORITE CONTACT. SCATTERED SMALL CRYSTALS OF SCHEELITE AND POWLLITE OCCUR ALONG CONTACT.
Comment (Workings): ADIT, SHAFT (CAVED), 12 AND 38 FT SHAFTS, 2 20FT INCLINES
Reference (Production): WALKER, 1963, USBM REP. INVES. 6334
Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 6334, P. 6, 50, 51