Virginia C. Mine

The Virginia C. 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: Virginia C. Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.32222, -112.10417

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Virginia C. Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Virginia C. Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Amazon District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


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: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): E SIDE OF ROAD BETWEEN AMAZON AND WICKES.

Comment (Workings): ADIT

Comment (Geology): LAYERING OF VOLCANIC ROCKS DIPS ABOUT 6 DEGREES WEST. BOTTOM OF SILL TENDS TO FOLLOW LAYERING BUT CUTS ACROSS IT IN AT LEAST TWO PLACES.

Comment (Deposit): THE MAIN VEIN DIPS GENTLY W AND SW ALONG THE BOTTOM OF A SILL INTRUDED FROM THE BATHOLITH. 2 SMALL VEINS PARALLEL IT.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 95


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