Northern Pacific Mine

The Northern Pacific Mine is a lead and silver 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: Northern Pacific Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.37111, -112.10833

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Satelite image of the Northern Pacific Mine

Northern Pacific Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Northern Pacific Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


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

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): W SIDE OF ALTA MOUNTAIN

Comment (Geology): ANDESITE IS HIGHLY FLOW BANDED


References

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 110.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, PL. 1.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 246.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 119.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 52.


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