The Comstock Group is a silver and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 46.27111, -112.20833
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Comstock Group MRDS details
Primary: Comstock Group
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District
Owner Name: Howard Johnson, Butte. (Two Claims Pat) P.K. Williams, Helena, And W.L. Sand Quist And George Mayer,
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Description: Ne Striking Dacite Dike Cuts Granite And Vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Commodity): SMALL LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVITY
Comment (Production): SMALL AMOUNT HAS BEEN PRODUCED.
Comment (Deposit): SMALL ORE BODY 2 FT. WIDE BY 10 FT. LONG WAS MINED FROM SURFACE TO 6 FT. DEPTH. IN MAIN ADIT VEIN IS 1-6.5 FT. WIDE AND STOPED ON BOTH SIDES OF DIKE FOR 40 FT.
Comment (Workings): PITS, ADIT, WORKINGS IN GOOD CONDITION 1960
Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 28.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 26, 28
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