Montreal Star

The Montreal Star is a silver, gold, and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,001 feet.

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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: Montreal Star  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.12222, -112.46250

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Montreal Star MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Montreal Star


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Tellurium
Tertiary: Nickel
Tertiary: Cobalt


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Boulder Mountains Area


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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Godfrey Gagnier
Home Office: 515 E. 3rd, Anaconda, Mt.

Owner Name: Williams, Lee, And Jack Hicks
Home Office: 1034 Cal., Butte, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
Discovery Method: 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: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AU - .005, TRACE, .01, .02 OZ/TON. AG - .6, 2.0, .8, .2 OZ/TON CU .01% .01% .04%
Analytical Data: ASSAY REPORT


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Bismuthinite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Marcasite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Bismuth
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): BISMUTH IS REPORTED TO BE IN THE AREA

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S

Comment (Location): 8.6 KM SW OF ELK PARK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)

Comment (Development): 3 CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): BETWEEN 2 ORE-BEARING ZONES IS A 5 FT VEIN WHICH STRIKES N 65 E AND DIPS 55 SE. A LARGE BRECCIA ZONE NEAR A RHYOLITE QUARTZ MONZONITE CONTACT CUTS THE VEIN AND CONTAINS ROUNDED WALL ROCK AND ORE FRAGMENTS.


References

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

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 114.

Reference (Deposit): 1951 DIREXPL

Reference (Deposit): 1940 DIREXPL

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 71, 72, 114.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 25, P. 21.


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