The Weathervane Hill is a fluorine-fluorite mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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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.
Name: Weathervane Hill
County: Deer Lodge
Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.1, -112.91667
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Weathervane Hill MRDS details
Primary: Weathervane Hill
County: Deer Lodge
District: Anaconda Area
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
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 47.8 CAF2 SALIENT RESULTS
Comment (Deposit): FLUORITE CRYSTAL UP TO 1 IN. IN FISSURES AND VUGS, DESCRIPTION OF LARGEST VEIN. FLUORITE OCCURS IN A FAULT ZONE. THE E SIDE OF THE HILL IS THE HANGING WALL AND DOWN-THROWN SIDE OF THE FAULT ZONE THAT DROPS METAMORPHOSED CRET STRATA DOWN AGAINST PALEOZOIC LIMESTONE ON THE FOOTWALL. CUBIC FLUORITE CRYSTALS IN PLACES ALMOST PERFECTLY CLEAR AND RANGING IN SIZE UP TO 1 IN. ACROSS OCCUR IN FISSURES OR NUGS.
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW PITS, 2 SHORT CAVED TUNNELS
Comment (Geology): THE SED. ROCKS ARE OVERLAIN BY TERTIARY CAVAS TO THE WEST AND SOUTH, AND OUTLIERS OF THE BOULDER BATHOLITH ARE EXPOSED 2 MI TO THE WEST AND ALSO 2 MI TO THE SE.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 28, P. 6, 18-19.
Reference (Deposit): KNECHTEL, 1946, WRITTEN COMM.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 955-E, P. 213-14.
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