Daily West Mine

The Daily West Mine is a silver and lead 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: Daily West Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson


Commodity: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.29556, -112.29528

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Daily West Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Daily West Mine


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


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.


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Owner Name: C. W. Schreiner And Others
Home Office: 3011 Richardson, Butte, Mt., 59701

Owner Name: Klondyke Gold Mines, Inc.
Home Office: Boulder, Mt. 59632


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


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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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1958)


Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 30, P. 22

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 102

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 25, P. 20

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 100, P. 10.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, PL. 1

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 102.

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