The Ben G Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 7,500 feet.
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Name: Ben G Prospect
County: Deer Lodge
Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.21694, -113.15000
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Ben G Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Ben G Prospect
County: Deer Lodge
District: Johnson Basin District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: J. J. Meloy And Others
Home Office: Anaconda, Mt.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Philipsburg Batholith
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: 0.5% WO3
Comment (Geology): METAMORPHOSED TO MARBLE BY 2 GRANODIORITE INTRUSIONS. SCHEELITE MINE IN TRENCH.
Comment (Workings): 2 BULDOZER CUTS AND A TRENCH
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE IS FOUND ON FRACTURE PLANES IN THE DOLOMITE
Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 5612, P. 1, 2, 43, 45, 48, 49
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