Peterson Farm

The Peterson Farm is a uranium mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,400 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: Peterson Farm  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 45.95472, -111.66917

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Peterson Farm MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Peterson Farm


Commodity

Primary: Uranium


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Sandstone
Gangue: Bentonite


Comments

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


References

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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