The Florence Group is a gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,801 feet.
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Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 45.92083, -112.02944
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Florence Group MRDS details
Primary: Florence Group
Secondary: Big Shot
District: Whitehall (Cardwell) District
Land ownership: Federal
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: R. Huckaba And L. Lindquist
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.
Years: 1977 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1940
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Bull Mountain
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Brecciation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Production): $50,000
Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS, TOTALLING 500 FT, TWO ACCESSIBLE DRIFTS, AND SMALLER, INACCESSIBLE PITS AND DRIFTS.
Reference (Production): MBMG BULLETIN 16, P.115.
Reference (Deposit): REYNER, M.L., DIRECTORY OF MONT. MINING PROPERTIES, 1949: MT. BUR, MINES AND GEOL. MEMOIR 31, P.39.1950
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL. 107, P9., 1977.
Reference (Deposit): LINDQUIST, A.E., STRUCTURE AND MINERALIZATION OF THE WHITEHALL MINING DISTRICT, JEFFERSON CO. MT, MT. SCHOOL OF MINES, M.S. THESIS, 1966, P.81.
Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON MT. SCHOOL OF MINES, M.S. THESIS, 196
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