The Lovestone Sapphire Mining is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.6522, -111.76110
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Lovestone Sapphire Mining MRDS details
Primary: Lovestone Sapphire Mining
Secondary: Lovestone Placer
Secondary: Love Stone Placer
Secondary: American Gem Corp.
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Missouri River
Land ownership: Unknown
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.
Type: Private Lease
Owner Name: American Gem Corp., Greg Dhal
Home Office: Helena, Mt
Owner Name: Jerry Lorbeck And Chuck Sprague
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1988
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): FORMERLY OWNED/OPERATED BY MR. JERRY LORBECK, LOVESTONE SAPPHIRE MINING CO., NORTH LAKE, IL.
Reference (Deposit): INDUSRY SURVEYS, P. 33.
Reference (Deposit): GEMSTONE PRODUCERS IN 1993; U.S. BUREAU OF MINES MINERAL
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1994, DIRECTORY OF PRINCIPAL U.S.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 129, 1991.