The Columbia Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,601 feet.
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Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 46.19389, -112.43056
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Columbia Mine MRDS details
Primary: Columbia Mine
District: Lowland District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: First National Bank And Trust
Home Office: Butte, Mt.
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
Analytical Data: PIT $6-12/TON.
Analytical Data: 1-2.6 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: $1.60-7.20/TON AU
Comment (Deposit): A PRONOUNCED JOINT SYSTEM THAT GOVERNS THE TREND OF THE DEPOSIT. A ZONE OF BRECCIATION 12 FT OR MORE WIDE. ON 200 FT LEVEL IS 7-8 FT WIDE.
Comment (Workings): 3 OR MORE ADITS AT LENGTHS OF 100-1000 FT. CAVED PORTALS. ONE OF THE ADITS CONNECTS WITH THE RUBY MINE TO THE NW. PIT 400 FT N OF SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): DACITE IS COVERED WITH CRYSTALLINE CRUST OF QUARTZ. IN PLACES, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE WHITE QUARTZ UNMIXED WITH COUNTRY ROCK.
Comment (Location): 1500 FT SE OF RUBY MINE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)
Comment (Production): THIS PRODUCTION IS FOR COLUMBIA AND RUBY MINE. PRODUCTION INCLUDED IN BASIN DISTRICT RECORDS
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 71.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 127.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 296-97.
Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 101
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