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Placer Mining In Alder Gulch Montana

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  • Alder Gulch Placers Alder Gulch Mining District virginia

    Alder Gulch Placers Alder Gulch Mining District virginia

    Alder gulch placers alder gulch mining district virginia city mining district fairweather mining district madison co montana usa almost 25 million ounces of gold from 20 miles of placer ground dredge tailings being reworked for garnet abrasive and

  • The History Of Virginia City And Nevada City

    The History Of Virginia City And Nevada City

    Alder gulch was in idaho territory until may 1864 when the montana territory was created bannack was the site of the first placer gold strike within the montana territory in 1862 and shortly thereafter became the first territorial

  • Alder Mt Gold Mining Mines Mine Owners And Mine

    Alder Mt Gold Mining Mines Mine Owners And Mine

    Alder mt gold mines mine companies mine owners and mine information usmining provides information on mines operators and minerals mined in alder

  • Gold Mine Historic Virginia Mt Pinkham Placer 20 Acre

    Gold Mine Historic Virginia Mt Pinkham Placer 20 Acre

    As word of the rich diggings along alder gulch became known there was a general exodus from bannack where the placer workings were starting to play out miners swarmed up and down alder gulch and within a year the population would swell to an estimated 10000 people and the virginia city mining district and its subdistricts were

  • Virginia City Mining

    Virginia City Mining

    Aug 24 2020 several mining methods were used in the 1860s and four common methods used in alder gulch were placer mining dredging and hardrock mining the first of these is placer mining pronounced plasser there are two methods of placer mining panning and rocker mining

  • Virginia City Montana – A Lively Ghost Town – Legends Of

    Virginia City Montana – A Lively Ghost Town – Legends Of

    By definition virginia city montana is a ghost town yet it is very much alive frozen in time this historic city provides one of the bestpreserved examples of the many mining camps of the american west perched high in the rocky mountains in a bowl along alder gulch virginia city got its start when gold was discovered in alder gulch in

  • Four Weary Miners Discovered Gold Which Would Lead To

    Four Weary Miners Discovered Gold Which Would Lead To

    By late 1864 there were more than 200 log dwellings along the gulch and by feb 2 1865 this area was designated part of edgerton county one of montana’s nine original counties the county

  • Where To Find Gold In Montana Panning And Prospecting

    Where To Find Gold In Montana Panning And Prospecting

    Confederate gulch east of the missouri river between helena and townsend this was one of the richest placers in montana history some gravels reportedly paid over 1000 per pan nearby areas also include boulder creek cement gulch montana gulch and montana bar hydraulic operations were operated on much of the ground in this

  • Cave Gulch Fire Reveals 1860s Mining Camp

    Cave Gulch Fire Reveals 1860s Mining Camp

    Confederate gulch located in the big belts near cave gulch was the site of the richest placer deposit ever found in montana joined with last chance gulch and alder gulch in virginia city davis

  • Gold Mine quothistoric Alder Montanaquot Wild West

    Gold Mine quothistoric Alder Montanaquot Wild West

    Historic alder montana wild west gold virginia city mining district the first discovery of placer gold in alder gulch occurred on may 22 1863 when a small group of prospectors including william fairweather henry edgar and barney hughes panned the

  • Ken – Montana Gold And Mineral Mines com

    Ken – Montana Gold And Mineral Mines com

    I personally own claims on historic alder gulch the only placer claim there and in the yukon territory of canada look me up on ebay my user name is ken59047

  • River Of Gold

    River Of Gold

    In 1897 the conrey placer mining co began using the new placer mining technology of dredging four huge dredges were eventually built and the installation of high voltage power lines brought in to power the dredges made electrical history in alder gulch dredging continued into the

  • Alder Gulch montana Gold Claims

    Alder Gulch montana Gold Claims

    In 1897 the conrey placer mining co began using the new placer mining technology of dredging four huge dredges were eventually built and the installation of high voltage power lines brought in to power the dredges made electrical history in alder gulch dredging continues into the

  • The Strike In Alder Gulch montana Gold Claims

    The Strike In Alder Gulch montana Gold Claims

    In 1937 there were reported to be 16 commercial quartz mining operations in alder gulch and their total production of gold was valued at 150000 with americas entry into world war ii gold mining was declared by the government to be a nonessential activity and all operations were

  • Gold In Alder Gulch Historical Marker

    Gold In Alder Gulch Historical Marker

    Jul 17 2016 alder gulch located between virginia city and alder is one of the most significant placer mining districts in the usa having produced over 25 million troy ounces of gold between 1863 and 1889 a historical marker located near virginia city in madison county

  • Zortman Mt Gold Mining Mines Mine Owners And Mine

    Zortman Mt Gold Mining Mines Mine Owners And Mine

    Mine owner land status work type minerals alabama unknown gold alder gulch unknown gold alder mine placer amex inc unknown gold antone peak unknown gold

  • Montana Deq gt Land gt Abandonedmines gt Linkdocs gt

    Montana Deq gt Land gt Abandonedmines gt Linkdocs gt

    Mining in alder gulch has not been restricted to just placer mining and dredging operations lode mining in the area got under way shortly after the first discoveries of gold the first lode claims were made in 1864 and five mills were in operation the following

  • Montana Deq gt Land gt Abandonedmines gt Linkdocs gt 4tech

    Montana Deq gt Land gt Abandonedmines gt Linkdocs gt 4tech

    New strikes at alder gulch in 1863 and last chance gulch in 1864 drained off a large part of bannacks population miners were having problems getting enough water to work the placer deposits while others felt the main placer bars had been worked out although it has been estimated that by this point only about seven percent of the areas

  • Montanas Ruby Valley

    Montanas Ruby Valley

    One of these streams alder creek was found to contain gold in 1863 initially the deposits were mined by hand using sluice boxes this was supplemented in 1867 by the introduction of hydraulic mining and in 1898 with the introduction of floating bucket dredges heyday of gold prospecting in alder

  • Fun Facts – Virginia City Montana

    Fun Facts – Virginia City Montana

    Placer gold mining or free gold prospecting should not be confused with hard rock gold mining placer mining involves dust flakes and nuggets while hard rock mining involves veins of ore alder gulch yielded an estimated 30 million in gold just in the three short years between 1863 and 1866 but not everyone got rich

  • Montana Gold Placer Mine For Sale

    Montana Gold Placer Mine For Sale

    Placer mine for sale joint venture or lease grasshopper creek in the historic bannack mining district southwestern montana gold was discovered in alder gulch during this time so the efforts to reach this property were abandoned the current owners purchased it with the intention to mine it they have realized they do not have

  • Girl From The Gulches

    Girl From The Gulches

    Placer mining along alder gulch had become less profitable by 1865 and like many of their neighbors that year the sheehans moved to the new boomtown of helena along last chance gulch helena was bursting with activity and new adventures but the new camp

  • Virginia City Montana – Western Mining History

    Virginia City Montana – Western Mining History

    Placer mining history of the alder gulch districts the following text from the montana deqs historical documents detail the early placer districts around virginia city the area around the initial strike was organized as the fairweather placer district on june 6 1863 the same day fairweathers group and the mob of following miners arrived

  • Vigilante Carriages – Virginia City Montana

    Vigilante Carriages – Virginia City Montana

    Sit back relax and enjoy a horsedrawn wagon ride 5 miles up the historic alder gulch along the way you will see numerous mining claims dating back to the 1860’s there is also a good possibility that you will see an abundance of wildlife as well as breathtaking panoramic

  • Alder Gulch Gold Mine In Zortman Montana

    Alder Gulch Gold Mine In Zortman Montana

    The alder gulch gold mine is in zortman montana historically the site has been associated with the little rocky mountains mining district which is now part of the fort belknap reservation the alder gulch gold mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to

  • United States Department Of The Interior National

    United States Department Of The Interior National

    The gold rush period in alder gulch following the discovery of gold at bannack in 1862 miners swarmed over the region of western montana working their claims and searching for even richer gold finds in 1863 the greatest placer rush in montanas history was set off by the strike at alder

  • Gold Mine quothistoric Alder Montanaquot Bedrock

    Gold Mine quothistoric Alder Montanaquot Bedrock

    The original gold rush into alder gulch in 1863 found what turned out to be the richest placer diggings in montana an estimated 30000000 in gold was taken from the gulch between 1863 and 1866 during the following 23 years an additional 10000000 was taken from the gulch

  • Of State Lanm€effiehi

    Of State Lanm€effiehi

    The proposed alder gulch garnet placer mine would be 9 miles west of virginia city montana in madison county the mining includes portions of sections 4 9 and 10

  • Golden Hope – Montana Gold And Mineral Mines com

    Golden Hope – Montana Gold And Mineral Mines com

    The sheridan district is very close to alder gulch which was one of the first centers of mining activity in montana within a year after the discovery of gold in alder gulch in 1863 quartz veins were located in the sheridan

  • Gold In Placer Deposits

    Gold In Placer Deposits

    The virginia cityalder gulch district montana produced more than 2600000 ounces of gold nearly all from placer deposits derived from quartz veins of uncertain age in archean gneisses and

  • History – Greater Ruby Valley Montana Chamber Of

    History – Greater Ruby Valley Montana Chamber Of

    These dredges facilitated the placer mining which took place in alder gulch between 1897 and 1922 in the early 1900s the northern pacific railroad built a rail line from whitehall to alder to transport the parts needed to construct the dredges alder gulch was one of the greatest gold producers of all

  • Gold Mining History Of Confederate Gulch Montana

    Gold Mining History Of Confederate Gulch Montana

    This later became known as the confederate gulch the richest mining ground in montana located on the east of the missouri river between townsend and helena confederate gulch is about 90 miles northeast of the alder gulch another rich mining area in montana this gulch contained some of the wealthiest placer gold in

  • The Discovery Of Gold At Alder Gulch

    The Discovery Of Gold At Alder Gulch

    Within a few weeks the banks of alder gulch were teeming with hundreds of hopeful prospectors and nine new mining camps had begun to take shape with such names as virginia city nevada city and adobetown just as quickly the men who had made the original discovery began to drift apart and away from the el dorado they had stumbled