French Bar Placer

The French Bar Placer is a sapphire mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 3,799 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: French Bar Placer  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 3,799 Feet (1,158 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Sapphire

Lat, Long: 46.6539, -111.75420

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French Bar Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: French Bar Placer


Commodity

Primary: Sapphire
Tertiary: Gemstone
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Missouri River


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Mc Master, James
Company ID: 2401695
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1991


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Alluvial Mining
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 100, 1976, P. 28.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 95, 1975.

Reference (Deposit): MSHA REPORT, NOVEMBER 1982.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1994, DIRECTORY OF PRINCIPAL U.S.

Reference (Deposit): GEMSTONE PRODUCERS IN 1993; U.S. BUREAU OF MINES MINERAL

Reference (Deposit): INDUSTRY SURVEYS, P. 32.