Butte-Elk Park Extension Mine

The Butte-Elk Park Extension Mine is a silver 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: Butte-Elk Park Extension Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 46.18333, -112.37500

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Butte-Elk Park Extension Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Butte-Elk Park Extension Mine
Secondary: Elk Park


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elk Park 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

Owner Name: Ardsley Butte Mine Corp.
Home Office: Butte, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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 Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): LAT. LONG. ON BUILDINGS ON SEC. 17 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)

Comment (Development): 19 PATENTED CLAIMS ALL INACCESIBLE.

Comment (Deposit): VEIN FILLINGS IN AN ORE ZONE MADE UP OF 2-3IN QUARTZ-FILLED VEINLETS SEPARATED BY STRINGERS OF QUARTZ MONZONITE

Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS, DRIFTS

Comment (Commodity): BISMUTHINITE IS A SERIOUS SMELTER PENALTY FOR CU & PB.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 30, P. 26.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 70, 71, 112.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 112


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