Russel Mine

The Russel Mine is a lead, gold, and silver mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,001 feet.

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: Russel Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.46889, -112.24889

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Russel Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Russel Mine
Secondary: 96 Mine


Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic


State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Rimini 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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Red Mountain Fault


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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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): 2.1 KM NW OF RED MT. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Workings): TUNNEL


Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, PL. 1.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 254.