The Moonlight is a mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana.
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Lat, Long: 46.17528, -113.16972
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Moonlight MRDS details
County: Deer Lodge
District: Johnson Basin District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: H. G. And C. B. Nicely
Home Office: Anaconda, Mt.
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: Flint Creek Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Philipsburg Batholith
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Deposit): THE SHATTERED ZONE IS 25 FT IN LENGTH AND AN AVERAGE WIDTH OF 2 FT. IT STRIKES N 35 W AND DIPS VERTICALLY. SHEELITE IS PRESENT AS SPARSELY DISSEMINATE CRYSTALS.
Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS
Comment (Location): E SIDE OF SPRING HILL. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)
Reference (Deposit): USBM R1 5612, P. 2, 43, 45, 49
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