The Nickelodeon is a copper 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: Nickelodeon  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson


Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 46.19611, -112.15472

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Satelite image of the Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Nickelodeon


Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Molybdenum
Secondary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Uranium


State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Boulder 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.


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


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Powellite
Ore: Tenorite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


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


Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 40.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG INF CIR 6.

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