The War Eagle Claim is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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Name: War Eagle Claim
County: Deer Lodge
Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.16556, -113.26111
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War Eagle Claim MRDS details
Primary: War Eagle Claim
Secondary: War Eagle Mine
County: Deer Lodge
District: Georgetown (Southern Cross, Cable) District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Georgetown Lake
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Philipsburg Batholith
Description: Cable Stock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Location): SE OF GEORGETOWN LAKE.
Comment (Workings): A TUNNEL AND A WINZE NEAR THE PORTAL.
Comment (Deposit): CUTS ACROSS BEDDING AND IS OXIDIZED FERRUGINOUS QUARTZ.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG 1C 13, PL. 4.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 78, P. 236.
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