Independent Prospect

The Independent Prospect 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: Independent Prospect  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark


Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.55333, -112.06889

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Independent Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Independent Prospect


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Tungsten


State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Helena 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.


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Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: M. E. Tintiger
Home Office: Helena Mt.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


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Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: BEST SAMPLE 0.01% WO.


Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold
Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comment (Location): N/2 SECT 11 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS, CUTS, TRENCHES


Reference (Deposit): USBM REP INVES 6334, P. 5, 25-26