Sunny Corner Mine

The Sunny Corner Mine is a lead, gold, silver, and copper mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,499 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: Sunny Corner Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 45.91361, -112.04444

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Sunny Corner Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sunny Corner Mine
Secondary: Sunny
Secondary: Milburn


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Secondary: 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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Williamson, William
Home Office: Butte, Mt.
Years: 1960 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1925
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

Type: R
Description: West Bull Mtn. Block

Type: L
Description: Discordant Latite Intrusion, Ne And Nw Trending Folds And Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Wallrock Replacement


Rocks

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Paleocene

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Production): 16 PRODUCTION YEARS

Comment (Workings): ONE 230 FT INCLINE SHAFT, 400 FT OF DRIFT, AND TWO CROSSCUTS.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: CONTACT REPLACEMENT TO 5 FT WIDE


References

Reference (Deposit): ALEXANDER, R.G. 1955, GEOLOGY OF THE WHITEHALL AREA, MONTANA: YELLOWSTONE - BIGHORN RESEARCH PROJECT, CONTRIBUTION 195

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 12-21-1961

Reference (Deposit): 1960 RECON MBMG BULLETIN 16

Reference (Production): MBMG BULLETIN 16

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16.


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