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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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
Primary: Midnight Mine
District: Whitehall (Cardwell) District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: H. R. Houghton
Home Office: Boulder, Mt.
Years: 1960 -
Owner Name: C. Weber, L.Stoddard
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.
Years: 1966 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1917
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Bull Mountain
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: West Bull Mtn Block
Description: Fissures, North Trending Faults And Folds
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
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
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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