Crescent Mine

The Crescent Mine is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,700 feet.

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: Crescent Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2,347 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.42111, -112.24500

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Crescent Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Crescent Mine


Commodity

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


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: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Hall, William A. "Bill"
Home Office: Box 295, Helena, Mt. 59601

Owner Name: Holter (Estate)
Home Office: Helena, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1895
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

Not available


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


Comments

Comment (Production): HIGH PENALTY ON ZINC IMPOSED BY ORE BUYERS AND COST OF PUMPING WATER FROM LOWER WORKINGS RESULTED IN THE MINE BEING CLOSED SHORTLY BEFORE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.

Comment (Location): BY CAR 6MI FROM RUMINI, ON E SLOPE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Commodity): SB FOUND IN CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, PRESENCE OF AG WITHIN CHALCOPYRITE

Comment (Deposit): 380 FT W OF PORTAL S VEIN BEGINS TO CHANGE STRIKE N75E. A THIRD VEIN WHICH DIPS 35S AND EXTENDS N67E FROM A POINT NEAR WHERE THE S. VEIN STARTS TO CHANGE STRIKE AND SHOULD INTERSECT N. VEIN.

Comment (Workings): FLOTATION MILL BUILT IN 1954500 FT ADIT, STOPES, 75 FT WINZE (FLOODED)


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 30, P. 23.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 28, 102

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 109, P. 8.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 43, 61

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 28


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