Elkhorn Queen

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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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: Elkhorn Queen  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

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

Site Name

Primary: Elkhorn Queen


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elkhorn District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: J. Rothfus,
Home Office: 2100 Oregon Ave, Butte, Mt 59701

Owner Name: Shipman Mining And Exploration Co,
Home Office: Boulder, Mt 59632


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1880
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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: SHOOTS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith, Trail Spring Dome, A Northeast-Trending Elongate Domal Structure

Type: L
Description: Ore Bodies And Granodiorite Porphyry Plug Bounded By Faults, Tacoma Gulch Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sedimentary Rocks Altered To Hornfels


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Limonite


Comments

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


References

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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