The Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1 is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 47.47472, -112.86833
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Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1 MRDS details
Primary: Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1
County: Lewis and Clark
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wood Creek Hogback
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: South Fork Thrust Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: ANALYSIS SHOWS 6.0% ZN AND VERY LITTLE PB
Comment (Location): W. OF JUNCTION OF FAIRVIEW AND WOOD CREEKS ON S. SIDE OF WOOD CREEK
Comment (Deposit): OCCURRENCE IS A PIECE OF FLOAT FROM A STROMATOLITE BED 200-600 FT ABOVE THE BASAL SANDSTONE UNIT IN THE HELENA DOLOMITE. OCCURS IN NARROW NW-TRENDING BELT OF WEAK PB-ZN MINERALIZATION ABOUT 30 MI. LONG, RELATED TO SOUTH FORK THRUST ZONE
Reference (Deposit): CALLAHAN, W.H., 1966, PALEOPHYSIOGRAPHIC PREMISES FOR PROSPECTING FOR STRATABOUND BASE METAL MINERAL DEPOSITS IN CARBONATE ROCKS: RENO, MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, REPORT 13, P. 5-50.
Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOCHEM MUDGE, M.R., ERICKSON, R.L., KLEINKOPF, D.: BULL 1252-
Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: MUDGE, M.R., ERICKSON, R.L., KLEINKOPF, D., 1968, USGS BULL. 1252-E, P. 27
Reference (Deposit): MUDGE, M.R., ERICKSON, R.L. AND KLEINKOPF, D., 1968, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS, AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK RANGE, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 1252-E, P. 27