The Blue-Eyed Nellie District is a lead and silver mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana.
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Name: Blue-Eyed Nellie District
County: Deer Lodge
Commodity: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 46.18, -113.05833
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Blue-Eyed Nellie District MRDS details
Primary: Blue-Eyed Nellie District
Secondary: Limestone, General
County: Deer Lodge
District: Blue Eyed Nellie District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Discovery Year: 1880
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Development): VIRTUALLY ALL PRODUCTION OF ORE CAME FROM THE BLUE-EYED NELLIE MINE. 1894 BROWN'S QUARRY WAS FILED. BLUE EYED NELLIE CREEK QUARRY;
Comment (Production): LST FIGURE CAN BE TAKEN AS A REASONABLE APPROXIMATION OF ANNUAL PRODUCTION AROUND 1970'S.
Comment (Location): LAT LONG CENTRAL FOR DISTRICT ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)
Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 84, P. 14, 51.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 44, P. 20-22, 25.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 78, P. 243.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 84, P. 14, 51, 53.
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