Pilot Mines

The Pilot Mines is a silver, copper, and 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: Pilot Mines  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.30611, -112.10417

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Satelite image of the Pilot Mines

Pilot Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pilot Mines


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Amazon District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Jeanette Taylor, Richland, Wa. And Ellen Augusta Donovan, Carmel, Ca..


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

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized, Silicified


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): 5 MI N OF BOULDER

Comment (Development): 2 PATENTED CLAIMS: PILOT, EAST PILOT

Comment (Deposit): MAIN VEIN IS A ZONE 3-5 FT WIDE CONTAINING MANY MASSIVE QUARTZ VEINS IN A MUCH WIDER ZONE OF SHEARED AND ALTERED ROCK

Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS. DEPTH AND LENGTH OF WORKINGS ESTIMATED.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 21-2. PL. 1

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 94, PL. 1.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 98.


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