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Lower Montana Creek Mine, Juneau District, Juneau Borough, Alaska, USA

Latitude: 58°25'37"N
Longitude: 134°35'45"W
Location: This placer mine is at an elevation of 350 feet on Montana Creek, just upstream from the mouth of McGinnis Creek. It is in the SE1/4 section 34, T. 39 S., R. 65 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate.
Geology: The Montana Creek placer was discovered in 1882 and produced 46.9 ounces of gold from 1882 to 1940 (Redman and others, 1989). Signs of suction dredging are visible along the creek. Bedrock in the mine area is black phyllite, greenschist, and greenstone (Redman and others, 1989).
Workings: The Montana Creek placer deposit was discovered in 1882. Signs of historic suction dredging are visible along the creek.
Age: Quaternary.
Production: The Montana Creek placer deposit was discovered in 1882 and produced 46.9 ounces of gold from 1882 to 1940.

Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Yes; small
Deposit Model: Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)


Redman, E.C., Maas, K.M., Kurtak, J.M., and Miller, L.D., 1989, Bureau of Mines Mineral Investigations in the Juneau Mining District, Alaska, 1984-1988, Volume 2--Detailed mine, prospect, and mineral occurrence descriptions, Section D, Juneau Gold Belt Subarea: U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 424 p.

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