Florence Group

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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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: Florence Group  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

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

Site Name

Primary: Florence Group
Secondary: Big Shot
Secondary: Payday


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Whitehall (Cardwell) District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: R. Huckaba And L. Lindquist
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.
Years: 1977 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1940
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Brecciation


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Lead
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Malachite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): $50,000

Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS, TOTALLING 500 FT, TWO ACCESSIBLE DRIFTS, AND SMALLER, INACCESSIBLE PITS AND DRIFTS.


References

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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