Mt Thompson

The Mt Thompson is a gold and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,621 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: Mt Thompson  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,621 Feet (2,323 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.31528, -112.21861

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Mt Thompson MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mt Thompson


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Silica


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: James A. Poore, Jr.
Home Office: Silver Bow Bldg., Butte, Mt.

Owner Name: J. K. Curtiss
Home Office: Box 102, Basin, Mt. 59701


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Zone Of Bleached And Altered Granite.


Rocks

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

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Unknown: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON RIDGE BETWEEN HIGH ORE AND CATARACT CREEKS.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION WAS RECORDED ALSO IN 1963

Comment (Workings): 3 SHAFTS (CAVED), DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS


References

Reference (Production): USGS-USBM-MINERAL YEARBOOKS 1962

Reference (Deposit): USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOK

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 58, P. 22

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

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 49, P. 19.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 35.


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