Greenhorn Cr

The Greenhorn Cr 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: Greenhorn Cr  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.65833, -112.19306

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Greenhorn Cr MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Greenhorn Cr
Secondary: Skelly and Davis Gulches
Secondary: Evans-Jones Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Tungsten


Location

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


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 definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Mrs. R. L. Tostevin (Greenhorn Placer On Seven Mile To Cr At Nprr Bridge 2.5 Mi Nw Of Austin.)


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1910
Year Last Production: 1939
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


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE THE CONFLUENCE OF SKELLY GULCH AND GREENHORN CR. EVANS-JONES PLACER IS IN SEC. 5 & 6, TION, R5W. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1959)

Comment (Production): 1910-1922 AND 1931-1944 $13607.00 WAS RECOVERED, $1100.00 AFTER GOLD WAS $35/OZ.

Comment (Deposit): GREENHORN CR, SKELLY AND DAVIS GULCHES WERE ACTIVELY MINED FOR PLACER GOLD. GREENHORN CR (1939) WAS WORKED FROM 1000 YD BELOW POST OFFICE TO 500 YDS ABOVE IT. EVANS-JONES PLACER WAS WORKED IN 1942 FOR ROUGH SCHEELITE CONCENTRATE.

Comment (Workings): DRIFTING, SLUICING, HYDRAULIC STREAM AND GRAVEL BARS

Comment (Deposit): WORKABLE GROUND REMAINS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL. 842, 1933, P. 62.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 55, 58-9.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 5, P. 24.

Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 6334, P. 26.

Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 58.