Manhattan Mine

The Manhattan Mine is a lead 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: Manhattan Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.29889, -112.22917

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Manhattan Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Manhattan Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
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

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Strong Nw Trending Fault


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: Pliocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, STOPES.

Comment (Location): 0.2 KM E OF BALTIMORE MINE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Deposit): IN ADIT DRIFT A VEIN UP TO 3.5 FT WIDE STRIKES EAST AND DIPS STEEPLY IS EXPOSED FOR 270 FT. A SECOND VEIN IN THE CROSSCUT EXTENDS N 115 FT FROM DRIFT AND STRIKE NE AND HAS BEEN STOPED FOR MORE THAN 120 FT. THIS VEIN IS CUT OFF AT ITS NE END BY A NW FAULT.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 92, PL. 1


Colorized Mining Photos

Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

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