Silver Dollar Claim

The Silver Dollar Claim is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,680 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: Silver Dollar Claim  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,680 Feet (2,036 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 45.92778, -112.02722

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Silver Dollar Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Dollar Claim


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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


Rocks

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Lamprophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Workings): ONE CROSSCUT TO THE VEIN, PLUS PROSPECT PITS AND DRIFTS. ONE 50 FT WINZE.

Comment (Location): NW/4 SEC 18


References

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


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