Solar Mine

The Solar Mine is a silver, gold, and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,201 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: Solar Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.40194, -112.31667

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Solar Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Solar Mine
Secondary: Solar Pearl
Secondary: Solar and Pearl


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Antimony
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

Owner Name: Alta Madden, Basin, Mt. And Gertrude Mc Connell, Clancy, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1896
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

Type: L
Description: Fault Zone That Trends N 70-80 E, Dips Steeply North


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 300 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: 3 OZ/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Marcasite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): 4.5 KM WNW OF THREE BROTHERS MOUNTAIN. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)

Comment (Production): $15000 IN AU, AG, PB FROM 1897 TO 1901

Comment (Workings): 120 FT. VERTICAL SHAFT, SHALLOW SHAFTS, PROSPECT PITS


References

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 105.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 36, 105.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, P. 116, PL. 1.


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