Morning Mine

The Morning Mine is a silver and lead 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: Morning Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.36528, -112.27083

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Morning Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Morning Mine
Secondary: Midnight Mine


Commodity

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


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: G. Holshue And D. Dubois
Home Office: Basin Mt.

Owner Name: Western America Of Montana
Home Office: Box 782, Helena, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1958
Discovery Year: 1900
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 10-30 Feet Wide Trends N 70 W, Dips 70 N


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: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY OF CARBONATE ORE (1949-1956) 0.3 OZ/TON AU, 8-10 OZ/TON AG, 2-6% PB. ASSAY OF SULFIDE ORE (1949-1956) 0.2 OZ/TON AU, 1-4 OZ/TON AG, 1-2% PB.


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Cerussite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Polybasite


Comments

Comment (Geology): TYPES OF ORE: SULFIDE ORE, AND CARBONATE ORE FROM SECONDARILY ENRICHED ZONE. SPHALERITE AND SECONDARY ZINC MINERALS ARE ABSENT NEAR THE SURFACE

Comment (Location): N FLANK OF JACK MOUNTAIN, NW OF ROCKER PEAK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)

Comment (Deposit): VEIN HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY BRECCIATED AND REHEALED. QUARTZ VEINS ARE MASSIVE AND IRREGULAR WITH IN THE FAULT ZONE

Comment (Workings): TWO VERTICAL SHAFTS, THREE ADITS, AN INCLINED SHAFT, PROSPECT PITS, BULLDOZER TRENCHES


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL NO 1151, P. 113-14, PL. 1.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 104.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 30, P. 23.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 10, P. 29.


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Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

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