Chief Mine

The Chief Mine is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,400 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: Chief Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.92528, -111.87583

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Chief Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Chief Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: White Hall


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: H. Meggers
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.
Years: 1960 -


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: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): POSITION GIVEN IS FOR CENTER OF SEC 17.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: CONTACT REPLACEMENT

Comment (Workings): 50 FT ADIT

Comment (Deposit): 50 FT ADIT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): ROBY, RN, ET AL 1960, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS-JEFFERSON CO., MONT. MBMG. BULL 16, P. 81.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 12-20-1961

Reference (Deposit): 1960 COMPILE MBMG BULL 1


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