Nelson Gulch Placers

The Nelson Gulch Placers 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: Nelson Gulch Placers  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.57778, -112.15694

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Nelson Gulch Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Nelson Gulch Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
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


Comments

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


References

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 202.

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