Minnesota Mine

The Minnesota Mine is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,541 feet.

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: Minnesota Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,541 Feet (1,689 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.38611, -112.12361

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Minnesota Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Minnesota Mine


Commodity

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


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Edna M. Adamson, V.H. Manuel, And E.R. Manuel
Home Office: Helena Mt.


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

Type: L
Description: N-S Fault Cuts Vein Off At Eastern End, Displacement Unknown


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Tourmalinization, Pyritization, Partly Oxidized


Rocks

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

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ORE IN SMALL VEINS THAT CUT BOTH ANDESITE AND GRANITE. PRODUCTIVE PART OF VEIN IN GRANITE. VEIN DIPS FROM 80 N TO 80 S AND CONTAINS 2 ORE BODIES. AN ALTERED ZONE 75 FT S OF MAIN VEIN CONTAINS 2 OTHER VEINS THAT STRIKE N 85 E AND DIP 80 S. THEY ARE MADE OF STRINGERS OF QUARTZ AND TOURMALINE ACROSS A WIDTH OF 15 IN.

Comment (Development): 2 CLAIMS AND A MILL SITE: MINNESOTA, CHARLOTTE AND MILL SITE.

Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS, DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, AND STOPES. MOST OF WORKINGS FLOODED

Comment (Geology): SLIPPAGE SHOWN ON MOST CONTACTS.

Comment (Production): A LOT OF WORK WAS DONE BEFORE 1900.

Comment (Location): ON CLANCY CREEK, A SHORT DISTANCE W OF THE OLD TOWN OF GREGORY.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 118.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 245-46.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 72, PL. 1.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 46, 52, 109.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 109.


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