Buckeye Mine

The Buckeye Mine is a gold 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: Buckeye Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.39806, -112.29444

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Buckeye Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Buckeye Mine
Secondary: Boston Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: M. R. Anderson,


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1868
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

Not available


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: 1902 ORE MILLED AT MINE $30/TON.


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Workings): ORE MILLED AT MINE SITE IN 1902

Comment (Commodity): PYRITE IS GOLD BEARING

Comment (Location): HEAD OF BASIN CR. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)

Comment (Production): ORE GRADE WAS 15-30 DOLLARS PER TON IN 1896-1902. PRODUCTION WAS LISTED BY ROBY WITH BOSTON MINE AND BUCKEYE MINE AS SEPERATE, COMBINED TOTAL USED ABOVE. PROPERTY WORKED FROM 1863-1908, 1902-1949.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 25

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, P. 101.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 25.


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Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

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