Midnight Mine

The Midnight Mine is a silver, gold, lead, and copper mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,201 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: Midnight Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 45.93, -112.02917

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Midnight Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Midnight Mine


Commodity

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


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: H. R. Houghton
Home Office: Boulder, Mt.
Years: 1960 -

Owner Name: C. Weber, L.Stoddard
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.
Years: 1966 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1917
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: Fissures, North Trending Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEIN WIDTH RANGES 6 INCHES TO 3 FT.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN EAST-TRENDING DRIFT AT LEAST 500 FT LONG, A WINZE ABOUT 75 FT DEEP, A SHAFT WHICH CUTS THE DRIFT, AND SEVERAL SMALL CROSSCUTS.

Comment (Production): 12 PRODUCTION YEARS

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: FISSURE FILLING, 1/2 TO 3 FT WIDE


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., 1966, STRUCTURE AND MINERALIZATION OF THE WHITEHALL MINING DISTRICT,JEFFERSON CO., MONT: MT. SCHOOL OF MINES, M.S. THESIS, P. 76-77

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

Reference (Deposit): 1960 RECON MBMG BULLETIN 16

Reference (Deposit): 1960 RECON MONT. SCHOOL OF MINES, LINDQUIST, A.E., M.S.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULLETIN 16


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