Eldelweiss Mine

The Eldelweiss Mine is a silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

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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: Eldelweiss Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 46.38944, -112.20278

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Eldelweiss Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Eldelweiss Mine
Secondary: Argentine Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Manganese


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Ivor Jenkins And Others
Home Office: Jefferson City, Mt. 59638

Owner Name: Mascot Silver Lead Mines, Inc.
Home Office: Box 660, Kellogg, Id. 83837


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 15 TO 18 % PB


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): IN 1946 OR 1947 A BULLDOZER TRENCH WAS EXCAVATED EXPOSING A FAULT VEIN FOR A DISTANCE OF 30 FT. A SECOND TRENCH, 500 FT E OF THE FIRST, DISCLOSED LOOSE VEIN QUARTZ IN OVERBURDEN, BUT FAILED TO FIND VEIN IN PLACE.

Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.5 MI N OF CONTACT OF ANDESITE AND THE WICKES ROOF PENDANT. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Deposit): VEIN IS COMPRISED OF 5 FT OF BLEACHED GRANITE AND GOUGE ON THE N. 2 FT OF QUARTZ AND GALENA ON THE S.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 50.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 100, P. 10.


Colorized Mining Photos

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