Columbia Claim

The Columbia Claim is a gold, silver, and copper mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,751 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: Columbia Claim  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,751 Feet (1,753 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 45.91722, -112.02833

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Columbia Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Columbia Claim


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Barite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Silver
Ore: Copper
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Gypsum
Gangue: Psilomelane
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): HEADWATERS OF ST. PAUL GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1975

Comment (Workings): 300 FT CROSSCUT TO VEIN

Comment (Deposit): OLD AND COMPLETELY INACCESSIBLE PROPERTY. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, 1960, P. 115

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 115

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 574, 1914, P. 98

Reference (Deposit): LINDQUIST, A, 1966, M.S., BUTTE, MT. COLL. MIN. SCI. AND TECH., P. 85.


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