Lewis Prospect

The Lewis Prospect is a mercury mine located in Jefferson 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: Lewis Prospect  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 46.25139, -112.13194

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Satelite image of the Lewis Prospect

Lewis Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lewis Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Boulder District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: 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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar


Comments

Comment (Location): 300 FT FROM TRACK.

Comment (Workings): PITS

Comment (Deposit): EARTHY CINNABAR COATING FRAGMENTS OF VEIN MATERIAL.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 293.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 33.


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