Hattie Ferguson Mine

The Hattie Ferguson Mine is a silver, lead, and gold 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: Hattie Ferguson Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.33278, -112.24750

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Hattie Ferguson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hattie Ferguson Mine


Commodity

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


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

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

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: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Production): 40% OF ORE VALUE SAID TO BE GOLD IN 1911.

Comment (Workings): FORMERLY WORKED THROUGH 140 FT SHAFT, A 1400 FT CROSSCUT WAS PUT IN (1933) TO CUT VEIN AT A DEPTH OF 362 FT. 2 SHORT ADITS.

Comment (Location): W SIDE OF CATARACT CR. LAT LONG ARE ON SHAFT. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 30, 102.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 124

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 294

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 97.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 102.


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