Gem Mine

The Gem Mine is a copper, lead, zinc, silver, and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,640 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: Gem Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,640 Feet (1,719 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 45.92306, -112.04250

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Gem Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gem Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Whitehall (Cardwell) District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Westfall And Weber
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.
Years: 1950 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1947
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

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Lead


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN CONSISTS OF IRON OXIDES.

Comment (Workings): ONE CAVED SHAFT AND CAVED ADIT. (1966)


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16.

Reference (Deposit): ALEXANDER, R.G., 1955, GEOLOGY OF THE WHITEHALL AREA, MONTANA YELLOWSTONE-BIGHORN RESEARCH PROJECT, CONTRIBUTION 195, 111 P.

Reference (Deposit): LINDQUIST, A.E., STRUCTURE AND MINERALIZATION OF THE WHITEHALL DISTRICT, JEFFERSON CO., MT: MT. SCHOOL OF MINES, M.S. THESIS, 1966, P. 79.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 11-30-1961

Reference (Deposit): 1960 COMPILE MBMG BULL 1

Reference (Production): MBMG BULLETIN 16


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