Diamond Mine

The Diamond Mine is a copper mine located in Silver Bow county, Montana.

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: Diamond Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Silver Bow

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 46.02556, -112.52389

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Satelite image of the Diamond Mine

Diamond Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Diamond Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Montana
County: Silver Bow
District: Butte District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Anaconda Co.
Home Office: Hennessy Building, Butte, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1958
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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Enargite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE COVELLITE VEIN IS FOUND IN THE DIAMOND MINE, ALONG WITH THE HIGH ORE VEIN, BELL VEIN, DERNIER VEIN, AND SKYRME VEIN. THE VEINS ARE BROKEN BY THE BELL FAULT, WHICH SHIFTS THE ENTIRE BLOCK OF GROUND NORTH OF THE FAULT TO THE NW.

Comment (Workings): IT IS CONNECTED WITH THE CORRA MINE ON THE 1100 FT LEVEL.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 74, P. 171-183, PL. X.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 10, P. 60.

Reference (Deposit): USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOKS, 1911.


Colorized Mining Photos

Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

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