Hiawattaha Mine

The Hiawattaha Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,699 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Hiawattaha Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,699 Feet (2,042 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.30611, -112.22083

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Hiawattaha Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hiawattaha Mine
Secondary: Hiawatha


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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: Unknown


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): E EXTENSION OF THE CUSTER VEIN. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION RECORDED IN 1960.

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, CROSSCUTS, DRIFTS, (SHAFT CAVED AT COLLAR), 3 ADITS

Comment (Deposit): WIDE FRACTURE AND ALTERED ZONE THAT EXTENDS ABOUT 1 MI AND CROSSES THE CONTACT OF THE BATHOLITH AND THE ELKHORN VOLCANICS.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 30-1, 36, 103.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 103 USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOK 1960

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 95.

Reference (Deposit): USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOK 1960


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