Lahey Quartz Deposit

The Lahey Quartz Deposit is a silica mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,400 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: Lahey Quartz Deposit  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Commodity: Silica

Lat, Long: 46.41944, -112.06889

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Satelite image of the Lahey Quartz Deposit

Lahey Quartz Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lahey Quartz Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Silica


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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: Ed Kyler, Boulder, Mt. 59632.

Owner Name: Benson And Bissell, Butte, Mt. 59701


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1964
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Quartz Found In Core Of Pegmatite


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 Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 99.75% S102


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): 4.6 KM NW OF JEFFERSON CITY.

Comment (Deposit): CRESCENT SHAPE

Comment (Workings): SOME MATERIAL SHIPPED, BUT NO DESCRIPTION OF WORKINGS


References

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 54, P. 23-6

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 58, P. 55.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 54, P. 23-6.


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