King Solomon Mine

The King Solomon Mine is a silver, gold, and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

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Mine Info

Name: King Solomon Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.46667, -112.03083

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King Solomon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: King Solomon Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Clancy-Lump Gulch District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Marks, Robert L. And Barbara M.
Home Office: Clancy, Mt. 59634

Owner Name: Norman Peura, John Saari, And J. Reilly
Home Office: Jefferson City, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1889
Discovery Year: 1889
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

Type: L
Description: Dacite Dike Parallel To Shear Zone Trending Slightly South Of West


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ORE SHOOTS 1-2 FT. THICK, ORE PARALLELS THICK DACITE PORPHYRY DIKE AS SLABS OF SULFIDES. VEIN ZONE WITH ALTERED QUARTZ MONZONITE AND RICH ORE STREAKS

Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS, 5 LEVELS W SHAFT (OLDER), 6 LEVELS E SHAFT300 FT LEVEL CONNETS SHAFTS. EACH SHAFT WAS SUNK THROUGH AN ORE BODY. AREA OF VEIN STOPED OUT 86000 SQ FT.

Comment (Location): N SIDE OF VALLEY OF CLANCY CR.

Comment (Production): $100,000 IN AG BETWEEN 1889-1911. SORTED ORE YIELDED 100-200 OZ/TON AG. BECRAFT ESTIMATES THAT OVER 1 MILLION OUNCES OF SILVER COULD HAVE BEEN PRODUCED.ONLY 6 YR PRODUCTION BETWEEN 1908-1936.

Comment (Development): 2 PATENTED CLAIMS: KING SOLOMON, MONARCH.

Comment (Geology): KNOPF MENTIONS AN APLITE OF TERT-CRET AGE AS SOME OFTHE HOST ROCK. RADIO ACTIVE MATERIAL WAS FOUND ON DUMP.


References

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 106.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 72, P. 13

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL BULL 58,

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 50, 63, 64.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 231.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 104-05.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 42, 106.


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