Meadow Mine

The Meadow Mine is a silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,170 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: Meadow Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 4,170 Feet (1,271 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 46.56611, -111.96583

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Meadow Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Meadow Mine
Secondary: Haab


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Haab, Albert

Owner Name: Mascot Silver-Lead Mines, Inc.


Production

Year: 1967
Time Period: 1949-1967
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^34.2 Oz Ag/Ton, 0.6 % Pb, 0.05 % Cu, 4.4 % Zn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1949
Discovery Year: 1936
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CRUDE ORE SHIPPED CONTAINED 130 OZ AG/TON, 2% PB, 8% ZN, 0.05% CU.


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrargyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Chalcedony
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): POTENTIAL RESOURCES ABOUT 3 TIMES RESERVES

Comment (Workings): MINE DEVELOPED BY SHAFT FROM WHICH 3 LEVELS ARE TURNED


References

Reference (Deposit): SMEDES, H.W., 1966, GEOLOGY AND IGNEOUS PETROLOGY OF THE NORTHERN ELKHORN MOUNTAINS, JEFFERSON AND BROADWATER COUNTIES, MONTANA: USGS PROF. PAPER 510, P. 103

Reference (Deposit): ROBY, R.N., ACKERMAN, W.C., FULKERSON, F.B., CROWLEY, F.A., 1960, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS (EXCEPT FUELS) JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA: MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 16, P. 43

Reference (Production): U.S. GEOL. PROF. PAPER 510, P. 103, OME FILES

Reference (Reserve-Resource): OME FILE


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