Moonlight

The Moonlight is a 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: Moonlight  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation:

Commodity:

Lat, Long: 46.17528, -113.16972

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Moonlight MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Moonlight


Commodity

Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Johnson Basin 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: H. G. And C. B. Nicely
Home Office: Anaconda, Mt.


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
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Philipsburg Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

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)


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM R1 5612, P. 2, 43, 45, 49


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