The Elkhorn Queen is a lead, silver, and zinc mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,270 feet.
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Elevation: 6,270 Feet (1,911 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Zinc
Lat, Long: 46.24694, -111.95806
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Elkhorn Queen MRDS details
Primary: Elkhorn Queen
District: Elkhorn District
Owner Name: J. Rothfus,
Home Office: 2100 Oregon Ave, Butte, Mt 59701
Owner Name: Shipman Mining And Exploration Co,
Home Office: Boulder, Mt 59632
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1880
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith, Trail Spring Dome, A Northeast-Trending Elongate Domal Structure
Description: Ore Bodies And Granodiorite Porphyry Plug Bounded By Faults, Tacoma Gulch Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sedimentary Rocks Altered To Hornfels
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Workings): MINE WORKINGS INCLUDE VERTICAL SHAFT DOWN TO 300 FT. LEVEL, FROM WHICH VEIN MINED ANOTHER 140 FT. DOWNWARD BY UNDERHAND STOPING. OREBODY RANGES FROM ABOUT 200 TO ABOUT 1200 SQ. FT. IN PLAN
Comment (Geology): GRANODIORITE PORPHYRY IS PROBABLY UPPER CRETACEOUS BUT MAY BE LOWER TERTIARY
Reference (Deposit): ROBY, ACKERMAN, FULKERSON, & CROWLEY, 1960, MINES & MINERAL DEPOSITS - JEFFERSON CO., MT BU. MINES & GEOLOGY BULL. 16.
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTSON, F. 1956, GEOCHEMICAL PROSPECTING BY SOIL ANALYSES IN MT, MT BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULL. 7
Reference (Deposit): BONDURANT & LAWSON, 1968, DIRECTORY OF MINING ENTERPRISES FOR 1968, MT BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULL. 72.
Reference (Deposit): KLEPPER, M. R., WEEKS, R. A., RUPPEL, E. T., 1957, GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN ELKHORN MOUNTAINS, JEFFERSON AND BROADWARER COUNTIES, MONT.: U. S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 292, 82 P.
Reference (Production): ROBY ET AL, 1960, MBMG BULL. 16.
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