The Australian is a silver and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 46.31111, -112.14306
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Australian MRDS details
District: Amazon District
Owner Name: Bannock Trading Co.
Home Office: Boulder, Mt.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1873
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: FROM DUMP: 0.75 OZ/TON AU, 11.0OZ/TON AG, 1.10 OZ/TON PB & ZN, SMALL AMOUNT AS.
Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS 60FT DEEP AND 200FT APART ON OUTCROP.
Comment (Location): E OF AUSTRIALIA MINE.
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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