Lucky Hit Mine

The Lucky Hit Mine is a silver, copper, lead, zinc, and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,699 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: Lucky Hit Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

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

Lat, Long: 45.92167, -112.03806

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Lucky Hit Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lucky Hit Mine


Commodity

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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: E. W. Wolfe
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1932
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

Form: SMALL IRREGULAR SHOOTS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Disconcordant Intrusion, Nw To Ne Trending Folds And Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcocite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): WOLFE SHAFT IS INCLINED AND 175 FT DEEP WITH THREE LEVELS. THE MELBOURNE SHAFT IS ABOUT 425 FT DEEP.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: 6 FT THICK


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDQUIST, A.E., STRUCTURE AND MINERALIZATION OF THE WHITEHALL MINING DISTRICT, JEFFERSON CO. MONT: MT. SCHOOL OF MINES, M.S. THESIS, 1966, P. 86

Reference (Deposit): GODDARD, B., THE LUCKY HIT MINE OF JEFFERSON CO. MONT. MONT. SCHOOL OF MINES, B.S. THESIS, 1953. YOUNG, F.M., CROWLEY, F.A., AND SAHINEN, U.M., MARKETING PROBLEMS OF SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES ENGAGED IN LEAD AND ZINC MINING. MT. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 30, 1962, P. 27.

Reference (Deposit): 1953 GEOLMAP MT. SCHOOL OF MINES, B.S. THESIS

Reference (Deposit): 1960 RECON MBMG BULLETIN 16

Reference (Production): MBMG BULLETIN 16

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.


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