Antelope Mine

The Antelope Mine is a silver mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 7,241 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: Antelope Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 7,241 Feet (2,207 Meters)

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 46.20583, -113.09944

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Antelope Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Antelope Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Olson Gulch District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Year Last Production: 1965
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Mount Powell Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)

Comment (Workings): SHAFTS, DRIFTS, INACESSIBLE 1906, TRENCHES (DONE IN 1960'S)

Comment (Production): $60,000 SILVER ORE IN LATE 1880'S


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 78, P. 244.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 84, P. 32, 35.

Reference (Production): EMMON, 1913 USGS PROF. PAPER 78


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