Black Butte Claim

The Black Butte Claim is a silver, copper, and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,000 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Black Butte Claim  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 45.94722, -112.07222

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Black Butte Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Butte Claim


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Whitehall (Cardwell) District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Bull Mountain


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Gauge


Rocks

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: COMPOSIT ASSAY FROM TWO VEINS GAVE 0.04 OZ. AU, 3.8 OZ. AG, AND 1.4% CU. (LINDQUIST, 1966)


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NW 1/4, SECTION 11, WEST SLOPE OF BLACK BUTTE

Comment (Deposit): THREE VEINS ORE EXPOSED

Comment (Workings): 100 FT. CROSSCUT, 80 FT. OF DRIFTS.


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDQUIST, ALEC. E., 1966, STRUCTURE AND MINERALIZATION OF THE WHITEHALL MINING DISTRICT, JEFFERSON CO., MONTANA: MONT. SCHOOL OF MINES, MS THESIS


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