Mantle and South Mantle Mine

The Mantle and South Mantle Mine is a gold, lead, silver, and copper 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: Mantle and South Mantle Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 46.29083, -112.24167

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Mantle and South Mantle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mantle and South Mantle Mine
Secondary: Rock of Ages Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper


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: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Unknown
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: Associated Rock
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 Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS 300 AND 400 FT IN LENGTH, 100 FT SHAFT.

Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE ON MANTLE ADIT. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Development): PROPERTY HAD A WATER-POWERED GRAVITY MILL.


References

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 103.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 34, 103.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, PL. 1.


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