Golden Feather Placer

The Golden Feather Placer is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,000 feet.

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: Golden Feather Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.88889, -112.51333

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Golden Feather Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Feather Placer


Primary: Gold


State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Gould-Stemple 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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Owner Name: Lloyd D. And Rose Backeberg


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1959
Discovery Method: 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

Type: L
Description: Granite Peak Stock


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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY REPORT
Analytical Data: AU - 0.4 MG/CUBIC YARD


Ore: Gold


Comment (Location): ON DAVIES CREEK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)

Comment (Workings): 5 DOZER CUTS; NO. 1, 3'X3'X2', NO. 2, 30'X15'X3' NO. 3, 30'X10'X4.5; NO. 4 10'X12'X2, NO. 5 30'LX10' WX5' DEEP.


Reference (Deposit): 1961 DIREXPL USF

Reference (Deposit): FS FILES