The Peterson Farm is a uranium mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,400 feet.
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Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Uranium
Lat, Long: 45.95472, -111.66917
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Peterson Farm MRDS details
Primary: Peterson Farm
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Comment (Location): 2 SPOT LOCATIONS; ONE IS ABOUT 100 YDS WEST, THE OTHER IS 1 MILE WEST OF THE JEFFERSON-BROADWATER BOUNDARY ON COUNTY ROAD.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: MINOR OCCURANCE IN AND PENECONCORDANT WITH SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Comment (Deposit): SLIGHTLY RADIOACTIVE BED OF CARBONACEOUS SHALE EXPOSED ON BOTH SIDES OF A GRADED COUNTRY ROAD
Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, 1962, USGS MAP MR-21, P. 13
Reference (Deposit): BECRAFT, G.E., 1958, URANIUM IN CARBONACEOUS ROCKS IN THE TOWNSEND AND HELENA VALLEYS, MONTANA, USGS BULL 1046-G, P. 162.
Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 10-06-1971
Reference (Deposit): 1958 BECRAFT, BULL 1046-
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