Matchless Lode

The Matchless Lode is a silver and gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 5,400 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: Matchless Lode  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.21417, -112.67250

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Matchless Lode

Matchless Lode MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Matchless Lode


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


State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Butte District

Land Status

Not available


Not available


Type: Underground


Owner Name: John And Adolph Hogel


Not available


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


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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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY REPORT: AU - TRACE AG - .2 OZ/TON


Ore: Gold


Comment (Workings): SHAFT - 40 FT DEEP


Reference (Deposit): 1937 DIREXPL USF

Reference (Deposit): FS FILES

Principal Gold Districts of Montana

Principal Gold Districts of Montana

In Montana, 54 mining districts have each have produced more than 10,000 ounces of gold. The largest producers are Butte, Helena, Marysville, and Virginia City, each having produced more than one million ounces. Twenty seven other districts are each credited with between 100,000 and one million ounces of gold production. Read more: Principal Gold Districts of Montana.