The Champaign Lode Claim is a silver and lead mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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Name: Champaign Lode Claim
County: Deer Lodge
Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 46.20611, -113.23472
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Champaign Lode Claim MRDS details
Primary: Champaign Lode Claim
County: Deer Lodge
District: Georgetown (Southern Cross, Cable) District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Lindborg, Robert
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1905
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Philipsburg Batholith
Description: Long Broad Canyon Of Upper Flint Creek In Which These Claims Liecable Stock Cable Stock
Analytical Data: CU - 0.44%
Analytical Data: ZN - 5.4%
Analytical Data: PB - 3.0%
Analytical Data: ASSAY REPORT: AG - 12 OZS/TON
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1905/1916
Comment (Commodity): SAMPLE CUT - 12 INCHES WIDE, 2 INCHES DEEP AND A DISTANCE OF 40", WAIST HIGH, NEAR FACE OF NO. 1 ADIT
Comment (Workings): NO. 1 ADIT - 5 FT. BY 7 FT. BY 450 FT. LONG; COMPRESSOR HOUSE (12 FT. BY 14 FT.) AND 500 FT. OF MINE TRACK AND 3 SMALL ORE CARS, ARE LOCATED ON THE CLAIM (2 PILES OF MINE TIMBERS ALSO)
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)
Reference (Deposit): 1960 DIREXPL USF
Reference (Deposit): FS FILES
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