Blue Bell Mine

The Blue Bell Mine is a gold, lead, copper, and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,679 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: Blue Bell Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,679 Feet (1,731 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 45.96611, -112.31833

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Blue Bell Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Bell Mine
Secondary: Marsh


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Pipestone District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Ed Scheitlin


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1909
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: East Ridge


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: VERTICAL SHEET


Structure

Type: R
Description: Located In Boulder Batholith


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

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Production): SEPARATE PRODUCTION FIGURES GIVEN FOR BLUE BELL AND MARSH BUT FIELD EXAMINATION OF PROPERTY SHOW ONLY ONE DEVELOPED MINE; PRODUCTION HAS BEEN SUMMED. ALSO PRODUCED 2.2 THOU. LBS CU.

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: LITTLE ROOM IN BOTTOM OF CANYON FOR DEVELOPMENT - NEARBY STREAM WILL CAUSE FLOODING PROBLEM - REMOTE LOCATION

Comment (Workings): MINE CONSISTS OF 220 M ADIT INTO VEIN WHICH OUTCROPS ON EAST WALL OF STEEP CANYON. VEIN TERMINATED BY FAULTING AT CANYON BOTTOM. SHAFT AT MOUTH OF ADIT PROBABLY NOT DEEP - NO HOISTING MACHINERY. ALL WORKINGS ARE NOW CAVED AND WERE FLOODED IN 1960.

Comment (Location): ADIT ON MAP


References

Reference (Deposit): ROBY, ET AL, 1960, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS, JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA, MONT. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 1

Reference (Deposit): 1960 RECON MBM

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL. 16


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