Big Bear Prospect

The Big Bear Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 8,251 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: Big Bear Prospect  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 8,251 Feet (2,515 Meters)

Commodity: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 46.21389, -113.07694

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Big Bear Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Bear Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten


Location

State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Olson Gulch District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Frank Hansen And Others
Home Office: Anaconda, 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
Physiographic Detail: Warm Spring Creek


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLE 0.45% WO3


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): 2 BULDOZER CUTS


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM RI 5612, P. 2, 43, 45, 52


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