The Wolf Creek Coal Mine is a subbituminous mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 3,701 feet.
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Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Subbituminous
Lat, Long: 47.0025, -112.06778
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Wolf Creek Coal Mine MRDS details
Primary: Wolf Creek Coal Mine
County: Lewis and Clark
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): JUST S OF WOLF CREEK.
Comment (Deposit): COAL MINED FROM 4 BEDS IN LOWER 65 FT. OF SEDIMENTARY MEMBER OF TWO MEDICINE FORMATION
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF 10 OR MORE SMALL PITS AND ONE ADIT
Comment (Geology): TWO MEDICINE FM. HAS SEDIMENTARY AND VOLCANIC MEMBERS
Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON R.G. SCHMIDT: BULL. 144
Reference (Deposit): SCHMIDT, ROGER G., 1979, ROCKS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE WOLF CREEK AREA, LEWIS AND CLARK AND CASCADE COUNTIES, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 1441, P. 81-82