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Greenhorn Gulch (Austin)

Elliston Montana

Listing Type: Ghost Town
City: Elliston Montana
Region: Southwest Montana
800-7HELENA (743-5362)

Greenhorn Gulch placer camp is gone except for the tiny railroad flag station at Austin. Placers were worked for a distance of twelve miles and drained by the Seven-Mile Creek. The total placer production was estimated at $1,200,000.

Surrounding Austin were lode mines. These mines were worked between 1880 and 1935 and yielded $300,000 in silver, copper, lead, and gold. The value of the ores would flux because the ore contained iron.

Directions: Greenhorn Gulch (Austin) is located in the southwestern area of Montana. It is 13 miles northeast of Elliston off of Highway 12.

Greenhorn Gulch (Austin)
225 Cruse Avenue, Suite A, Helena, MT 59601

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