Skyline Mine

The Skyline Mine is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 8,350 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: Skyline Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 8,350 Feet (2,545 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.28889, -111.87917

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Satelite image of the Skyline Mine

Skyline Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Skyline Mine
Secondary: John Sloss


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elkhorn Mining District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Elkhorn Consolidated, Inc.

Owner Name: Smith, Walter And Christine

Owner Name: Ingman, A. D.

Owner Name: Tangen, L.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Elkhorn Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: ELLIPTICAL


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Tuff
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS FROM SHAFT BETWEEN 94 AND 164 FT AVERAGED 0.022 OZ AU AND 0.8 OZ AG/TON, 0.6% PB, 0.4% ZN, TRACE CU


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Marcasite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): MINE DEVELOPED BY 3 ADITS (2 CAVED) AND 3 SHALLOW SHAFTS. WINZE FROM MAIN ADIT SUNK 170 FT., AND 166 FT. DRIFT AND CROSSCUT FROM NEAR WINZE BOTTOM


References

Reference (Deposit): KLEPPER, M.R., WEEKS, R.A., AND RUPPEL, E.T., 1957, GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN ELKHORN MOUNTAINS, JEFFERSON AND BROADWATER COUNTIES, MONTANA: USGS PROF. PAPER 292, P. 70

Reference (Deposit): ROBY, R.N., ACKERMAN, W.C., FULKERSON, F.B. AND CROWLEY, F.A., 1960, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS (EXCEPT FUELS) JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA: MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 16, P. 63


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