Gold Bug Mine

The Gold Bug Mine is a silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,880 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: Gold Bug Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,880 Feet (2,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 45.95333, -112.39500

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Gold Bug Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Bug Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Homestake 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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: L. F. Carmody
Home Office: Elkhorn, Mt.
Years: 1960 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1911
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


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: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): ITEMS 8-10: FROM 30 TONS ORE

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: FISSURE FILLING 2-5 FT WIDE, HIGH GRADE

Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS, 3 SHAFTS. ALL UNDERGROUND WORKINGS ARE CAVED.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 12-19-1961

Reference (Deposit): 1960 RECON MT BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 1

Reference (Production): M.B.M.G. BULL 16


Colorized Mining Photos

Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

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