Polaris Mine

The Polaris Mine is a lead 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: Polaris Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.36528, -112.05972

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Polaris Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Polaris Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

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

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): 0.8 KM W OF SPRING CREEK.

Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS, 300 FEET APART AT SAME ALTITUDE

Comment (Deposit): TWO NARROW VEINS SEPARATED BY 45 FOOT ZONE OF QUARTZ STRINGERS


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 81, PL. 1


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