Venus Mine

The Venus Mine is a gold mine located in Jefferson 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: Venus Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.41778, -112.28250

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Satelite image of the Venus Mine

Venus Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Venus Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) 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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1898
Time Period: 1892-1898
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.1 Oz/Ton Au


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): VALUED AT $8000.

Comment (Development): 1892 MILL WAS PUT IN AT VENUS MINE

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, DRIFTS, GLORY HOLE 25 FT. DEEP, 10 STAMP MILL

Comment (Geology): GOLD DISSEMINATED WITH PYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE IN RHYOLITE

Comment (Location): NEAR THE HEAD OF BASIN CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)


References

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 1151, P. 115.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 260.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, P. 114-17, PL. 1.


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