Australian

The Australian is a silver and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

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: Australian  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.31111, -112.14306

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Australian MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Australian


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Amazon District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Bannock Trading Co.
Home Office: Boulder, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1873
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FROM DUMP: 0.75 OZ/TON AU, 11.0OZ/TON AG, 1.10 OZ/TON PB & ZN, SMALL AMOUNT AS.


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS 60FT DEEP AND 200FT APART ON OUTCROP.

Comment (Location): E OF AUSTRIALIA MINE.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 21, 98.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, PL 1.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 98.


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