Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. E. S. Perry

Second Advisor

Dr. E. W. Heinrich


Sometime prior to 1870, a group of prospectors made what was believed to be a "rich strike' on one of the tributaries of Prickly Pear Creek in Jefferson County, Montana. Instead of striking it rich, they had uncovered a native copper deposit, worthless to them because of its limited extent and remote location, but now of much interest to the geologist, and to the mining engineer because of its possible commercial value.