Spire Rock Mine

The Spire Rock Mine is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,761 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: Spire Rock Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,761 Feet (1,756 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.95361, -112.28806

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Spire Rock Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Spire Rock Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Pipestone 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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Big Pipestone Valley


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Commodity): NO MINERALIZATION SEEN DURING FIELD INSPECTION (1981).

Comment (Location): ON SE SLOPE OF SPIRE ROCK (6030). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1975)

Comment (Workings): 40 FT. ADIT, TRENDING N70W.


References

Reference (Deposit): PEARSON, ROBERT C., USGS, 1981, FIELD INSPECTION


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