Daily

The Daily is a silver, copper, and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,299 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: Daily  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.35139, -112.10278

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Daily MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Daily
Secondary: Atlas
Secondary: Dailey


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Uranium Corp. Of America
Home Office: 525 Failin Bldg., Portland, Or

Owner Name: Dailey Mines
Home Office: Wickes, Mt


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1879
Discovery Method: Unknown
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 TO LENSE-LIKE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 58 SAMPLES ON 300 LEVEL AVERAGE TR. AU, 6.82 OZ AG/TON, 3.66% CU, 1.97% PB, 3.31% ZN


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): IN TOWN OF WICKES.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): LARGER RESERVE IS FOR ATLAS VEIN, SMALLER IS FOR STEAMBOAT VEIN

Comment (Production): THERE WAS AN ESTIMATED $50,000 PRODUCED BEFORE 1900

Comment (Development): 4 CLAIMS: ATLAS, G.O.P., GO BETWEEN, STEAMBOAT AND STEAMBOAT MILL SITE.

Comment (Deposit): ATLAS VEIN STRIKES N 75-90 E AND DIPS 70-80 S AND OCCUPIES AN INTENSELY FRACTURED ALTERED ZONE NEAR THE TOP OF THE BATHOLITH, A LAYERED-VEIN AND CONTAINS MUCH ALTERED WALLROCK. IN SEVERAL PLACES THE HANGING WALL CONTAINS THIN VEINLETS THAT STRIKE N 65 E AND INTERSECT THE MORE E STRIKING ATLAS VEIN. THE STEAMBOAT VEIN IS ONLY KNOWN ON THE 300FT LEVEL, IT STRIKES N 80 E AND DIPS 75-85 S, W IT WIDENS TO 4 FT. THREE BROKEN, ALTERED, AND MINERALIZED ZONES ARE EXPOSED IN THE CROSSCUT BETWEEN THE ATLAS AND STEAMBOAT VEINS.

Comment (Workings): VERTICAL SHAFT WITH LEVELS AT 100, 200, & 300 FT ON ATLAS VEIN. A CROSSCUT ON 300 LEVEL EXTEND 310 FT N TO STEAMBOAT VEIN.

Comment (Geology): THREE MINERALIZED ZONES RANGE FROM 10-35 FT IN WIDTH AND STRIKE N 60 E AND DIP 60 N, THEIR RATIO OF CHALCOPYRITE TO PYRITE IS LARGER THAN THE ATLAS AND STEAMBOAT VEINS.

Comment (Deposit): IF MINERALIZED ZONE PERSIST ALONG STRIKE, THE N ONE WOULD INTERSECT THE STEAMBOAT VEIN ABOUT 100 FT E OF THE CROSSCUT, AND THE S ONE WOULD INTERSECT THE ATLAS VEIN ABOUT 140 FT W OF THE CROSSCUT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): 1957 GEOLMAP PINCKNEY, USGS PROF. PAPER 428, PL. 1

Reference (Production): USGS PROF. PAPER 428

Reference (Reserve-Resource): DMEA FILES

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 50, 108

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 233, PL. 6.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 53, 77, PL. 12.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 10, P. 26.


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