The Nelson Gulch Placers is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.57778, -112.15694
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Nelson Gulch Placers MRDS details
Primary: Nelson Gulch Placers
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Helena District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
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: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): 1865 1 NUGGET WEIGHING 100 OZ WAS FOUND
Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE THE CONFLUENCE OF NELSON GULCH AND TEN MILE CR ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)
Comment (Production): 1904-1927 SOME PLACER MINING WAS DONE.
Comment (Workings): 1869 3 BEDROCK FLUMES WERE OPERATING
Comment (Deposit): QUESTIONABLE IF DREDGABLE GROUND REMAINS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 55, 58.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 202.
Reference (Production): MBMG MEM NO 26, P. 58