Big Chief Mine Golconda

The Big Chief Mine Golconda is a 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: Big Chief Mine Golconda  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 46.36389, -112.00722

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Big Chief Mine Golconda MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Chief Mine Golconda


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Alahambra (Golconda) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Dan Pyfer
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1958
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: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1.9%/TONZN
Analytical Data: 0.9%/TON PB
Analytical Data: 0.46OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: 0.054OZ/TON AU


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): 3.2KM SE OF JEFFERSON CITY

Comment (Production): 8 PRODUCING YEARS

Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS 50-100FT DEEP ON VEIN, AN ADIT DRIFT ABOUT 750FT LONG ARE NOW ALL INACCESSIBLE. 1948 A 100FT ADIT WAS ADDED NEAR CR LEVEL BELOW OLD MAIN ADIT.

Comment (Geology): ORE HIGH IN ZN, SPHALERITE IS BLACK JACK VARIETY


References

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 113.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 10, P. 25.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 82.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 241.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 65-6, 113.


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