Basin Bell Mine

The Basin Bell Mine is a silver and manganese mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

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: Basin Bell Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Manganese

Lat, Long: 46.00972, -112.54583

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Basin Bell Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Basin Bell Mine
Secondary: Latsch Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Manganese
Secondary: Gold


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Oscar And Minnie Latsch
Home Office: Butte, Mt.

Owner Name: Ardsley-Butte Min. Co.
Years: 1919 - 1923


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


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 Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

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: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON BASIN CR

Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 74, PL. X.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 24.


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