Alport Mine

The Alport Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,500 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: Alport Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.22917, -112.27639

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Satelite image of the Alport Mine

Alport Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alport Mine
Secondary: All Port Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc


Location

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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Allport Mining Co.
Home Office: Butte, Mt.


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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization And Impregnation With Pyrite


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AT 100FT LEVEL ASSAY $16/TON AU&AG (1900'S)


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): NORTHWEST EXTENSION HAS QUARTZ VEINS WITH CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF TOURMALINE, THAT HAVE BEEN BRECCIATED AND RECEMENTED BY CHALCEDONIC QUARTZ.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)

Comment (Deposit): ON 100FT LEVEL VEIN IS SAID TO BE 12FT WIDE.

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, SHORT LEVELS, BELOW 55FT LEVEL UNDER WATER (1911)


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 22-3

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 296.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 125.


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