Silver Chain Mine

The Silver Chain Mine is a silver and copper mine located in Deer Lodge 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: Silver Chain Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation:

Commodity: Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 46.20556, -113.09778

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Silver Chain Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Chain Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Cadmium
Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Olson Gulch District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: George Henderson
Home Office: Anaconda, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Granite And Basic Igneous Rocks Are Local Found


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 2000 PPM AG; 700 PPM AS; 100 PPM CD; 7000 PPM CU; 3000 PPM PB; 7000 PPM SB; 1500 PPM W,ZN.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCED WITH ANTELOPE MINE, $60000 AG ORE IN 1880'S

Comment (Workings): 4 SHAFTS, 2 ADITS, TEST PITS, LARGEST ADIT 150 FT

Comment (Deposit): 6 ACRES OF DISTRUBED AREA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): NEAR THE HEAD OF OLSON GULCH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 78, P. 244.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 46, P. 9.

Reference (Deposit): USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOK, 1960.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 84, P. 32, 35


Colorized Mining Photos

Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

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