Lower Montana Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 58.4027
Longitude -134.6577
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer prospect is at an elevation of approximately 500 feet on lower Montana Creek, about 0.7 mile west of Mendenhall Lake. It is just southwest of the center of section 12, T. 40 S., R. 65 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer claims were staked on the lower portion of Montana Creek in 1880 and 1881 (Wells and others, 1986). There were other active placer operations upstream from this location (JU105, JU110) in the late 1800s and early 1900s but no other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-134.659485625255, 58.4023723888577)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined