Corral Gulchmine

The Corral Gulchmine is a silica mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,719 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: Corral Gulchmine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,719 Feet (1,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silica

Lat, Long: 46.46667, -112.12833

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Corral Gulchmine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Corral Gulchmine
Secondary: Leu Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silica


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Clancy-Lump Gulch District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Anderson, A.
Home Office: Clancy, Mt.

Owner Name: J. F. Williams, Pullman, Wa.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
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: PIPE - LIKE BODY


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: 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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 99.65% S102


Materials

Ore: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): 1972 ESTIMATE BY ANONYMOUS 1966 ESTIMATE BY CHELINI

Comment (Location): HIGH ON N SIDE OF ROAD, 0.5 KM PAST NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT DESCRIBED AS A NEAR - VERTICAL QUARTZ BODY INTRUDING QUARTZ MONZONITE OF THE BOULDER BATHOLITH

Comment (Workings): SOME SAMPLING FOR ANALYSIS, ONLY WORK DONE

Comment (Deposit): MEASURED RESERVES - APPROXIMATELY 275,000 TONS ACTUAL MINEABLE TONNAGE LESS DUE TO FELDSPAR STRINGERS AND INCLUSIONS (ACCORDING TO CHELINI) 99.65 PERCENT SIO2


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 86-7.

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

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 54, P. 20.

Reference (Deposit): ANONYMOUS, 1972 , SILICA ROCK DEPOSITS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: RAW MATERIALS RESEARCH SECTION INDUSTRIAL AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, BURLINGTON NORTHERN, INC., ST. PAUL, MINN. REPORT NO. 3 P. 66 - 68


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