White Pine Mine

The White Pine Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,801 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: White Pine Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.42083, -111.88028

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White Pine Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: White Pine Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Warm Springs District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Hoffman, George M.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1901
Discovery Year: 1900
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: POD


Structure

Not available


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
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 9 TONS OF ORE AVERAGED 0.155 OZ AU, 8.94 OZ AG/TON, 5.03% PB AND 6.70% ZN. U3O8 FRM TRACE TO 0.19%


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Tourmaline


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION INTERMITTENT.

Comment (Workings): PROPERTY DEVELOPED BY THREE ADITS AT 5600, 5880, AND 5976 FT. LENGTH KNOWN OF ONLY LOWER ADIT


References

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. 19

Reference (Deposit): STONE, R.W., 1910, GEOLOGIC RELATION OF ORE DEPOSITS IN THE ELKHORN MOUNTAINS, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 470- P. 87-88

Reference (Production): DMEA FILES

Reference (Deposit): SMEDES, H.W., 1966, GEOLOGY AND IGNEOUS PETROLOGY OF THE NORTHERN ELKHORN MOUNTAINS, JEFFERSON AND BROADWATER COUNTIES, MONTANA: U.S. GEOL. PROF. PAPER 510, P. 104


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