The Jib Group is a copper, silver, gold, and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,440 feet.
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Elevation: 5,440 Feet (1,658 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Gold, Lead
Lat, Long: 46.27083, -112.26833
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Jib Group MRDS details
Primary: Jib Group
Secondary: Katie Extension
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Sylvanite, Inc.,
Home Office: 43 E. Broadway, Butte, MT 59701
Owner Name: Lbm Construction, 1816 Lafayette, Butte, Mt 59701
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1890
Discovery Year: 1870
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Description: Vein Cut By Dike And By N 25 W-Trending Fault With About 250 M Left Lateral Separation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Production): MINING INTERMITTANT FROM 1905-1956.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN IS COMPOSED CHIEFLY OF QUARTZ AND PYRITE BUT CONTAINS SPHALERITE, GALENA,CHALCOPYRITE AND TETRAHEDRITE WHICH REPLACE OLDER QUARTZ AND PYRITE OR RECEMENTS THEM WHERE FRACTURED OR BRECCIATED. OCCURING IN SMALL IRR. VEINLETS ARE YOUNGER MIN., A TELLURIDE OF AU AND AG AND NATIVE AU IN AGANGUE OF FINE GRAINED QUARTZ. ORE SHOOT ARE LARGER AND EXTEND DEEPER AS THE E END OF THE KATIE MINE IS APPROACHED. IT HAS 2 DISTINCT VEINS.
Comment (Workings): MINES ON VEIN OFFSET BY NORTHWEST-TRENDING FAULT. HOPE AND KATIE SHAFTS ON SOUTHERN SEGMENT AND KATIE EXTENSION ON NORTHERN SEGMENT. HOPE AND KATIE SHAFTS STARTED ABOUT 1893. NORTHERN SEGMENT DEVELOPED BY EAST KATIE EXTENSION AND WHITE ELEPHANT SHAFTS BEGUN ABOUT 1923 AND AN UNNAMED SHAFT SUNK IN 1955. 1923 300-TON MILL EQUIPPED FOR GRAVITY CONCENTRATION AND FLOATION WAS BUILT.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): VEIN HAS DIMENSIONS ABOUT 2000 FT. LONG BY 20 FT. WIDE MINED TO A DEPTH OF 500 FT. GIVING ABOUT 2,000,000 ST. MINERALIZED GROUND. TOTAL OF ABOUT 250,000 ST ORE HAS BEEN MINED FROM RICHER PORTIONS OF VEIN. ASSUMING AN ADDITIONAL 200,000 ST COULD BE RECOVERED FROM THE UPPER WORKINGS AND ASSUMING THAT THE VEIN COULD BE MINED AN ADDITIONAL 100 FT. IN DEPTH GIVES RESOURCES OF ABOUT 500,000 ST. ABOUT 2/3 OF THE HOPE-KATIE PORTION HAS BEEN STOPED TO THE 500 LEVEL; NO STOPES HAVE BEEN SHOWN BELOW THE 500 LEVEL.
Comment (Location): NW PART OF BASIN. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)
Comment (Development): 15 CLAIMS: AVALANCHE, ATLANTIC, NELLIE, FAIR PLAY, LOTTA, JIB MILL SITE, DARWIN, APACHE CHIEF, EUREKA, PRESIDENT, FRACTION, HOPE.
Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 32.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 100, P. 10.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, P. 105.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 290.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 31-2.
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