Hard Times Mine No. 3
W 1/2 Section 12, Township 15 North, Range 28 West
Mineral County, Montana
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The Hard Times Mine no. 3 has not been actively mined since the great Cedar Creek Gold Rush. The claim has not been worked by us beyond routine sampling and assessment work.
Gold is recovered from the stream bed and bench gravels located along the entire length of the claim. The gold originates from veins associated with igneous dikes that crosscut the northward extension of the Bitterroot Mountains. Chalcopyrite is the predominant ore material, quartz is plentiful. Copper and silver, in small amounts have also been found.
The Hard Times No. 3 Placer Gold Claim has exposed bedrock outcroppings and several natural gravel bars, a diversity that offers outstanding spots to pan, high-bank, dredge, sluice or metal detect. The incredible potential of this claim would keep anyone prospecting for a lifetime.