Limerock Claim

The Limerock Claim is a gold, silver, and manganese mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,840 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: Limerock Claim  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,840 Feet (1,780 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Manganese

Lat, Long: 45.92972, -112.04361

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Limerock Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Limerock Claim
Secondary: Long Walk


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Manganese


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: 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, Brecciation


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Workings): LIMEROCK SHAFT IS 100 FT DEEP TO WATER LEVEL. ONE SMALL DRIFT AND CROSSCUT BELOW ALTITUDE OF SHAFT.

Comment (Location): NE/4 SEC 13

Comment (Geology): BRECCIATED SHALES ARE PERMEATED AND CEMENTED BY MANGANESE OXIDES.


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDQUIST, ALEC E., 1966, STRUCTURE AND MINERALIZATION OF THE WHITEHALL MINING DISTRICT, JEFFERSON CO., MONTANA: MONT. SCH. MINES, M.S. THESIS, 73 P

Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON MT. SCHOOL OF MINES, LINDQUIST M.S. THESI


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