Pine Tree Claim

The Pine Tree Claim is a gold, silver, lead, and copper mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,001 feet.

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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: Pine Tree Claim  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 45.92889, -112.03750

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Pine Tree Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pine Tree Claim


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


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

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


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Year: 1949
Time Period: 1913-1949
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.1%
Year: 1949
Time Period: 1913-1949
Description: Cp_Grade: ^18.9%


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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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

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Silver
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrolusite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Development): PATENTED CLAIM


Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1975


Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 117

Reference (Deposit): LINDQUIST, A, 1966, M.S. BUTTE, MT. COLL OF MIN SCI AND TECH, P. 75

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