Rumley Mine

The Rumley Mine is a lead, gold, and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

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: Rumley Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.31, -112.17222

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Rumley Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rumley Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Guilio, Harold


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith, South-Trending Syncline In Elkhorn Mountains Volcanics


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $65-200 /TON (1872), 50% PB


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS, GALENA- AND CERUSSITE-BEARING, WERE 6 FT WIDE AND CONTAINED 50% PB.

Comment (Workings): MINE REPORTEDLY DEVELOPED BY 50 FT. SHAFT, AND A 36 FT. DRIFT NORTH ALONG TWO VEINS. RUMLEY SHAFT IS ABOUT 4000 FT SOUTHEAST OF THE COMET SHAFT

Comment (Reserve-Resource): ACTIVE SURFACE MINING INDICATES EXISTANCE OF SIGNIFICANT LOW-GRADE RESERVES

Comment (Location): UTM LOCATION OF RUMLEY SHAFT


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, PL. 1.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 104.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 20, 30, 36, 104


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