Van Armin Mine

The Van Armin Mine is a silver 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: Van Armin Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.30972, -112.13167

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Van Armin Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Van Armin Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Amazon District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Messrs. Smith And Sporrow
Home Office: Helena, Mt.
Years: 1956 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1896
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: Bismark-Vanarmin Shear Zone


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Argillic Alteration


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: ACCORDING TO OLD MAP SOURCES, 50-75 OZ/TON AG, 50-60% PB, IN CAR LOAD LOTS


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): 2000 FT EAST OF THE BISMARK MINE.

Comment (Deposit): ORE BODY REPORTED TO BE 200 FT. LONG

Comment (Workings): GT 900 FT ADIT, 150 FT SHAFT TO THE ADIT, STOPES AND RAISES.

Comment (Production): PRODUCED $480,000 WORTH OF ORE. PB, AG, CU ORE.


References

Reference (Production): USGS PP 428, P. 91.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 53, 91


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