The Lag Lode is a gold, silver, and copper mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,601 feet.
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Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 46.12444, -112.45750
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Lag Lode MRDS details
Primary: Lag Lode
District: Lowland District
Owner Name: Godfrey Gagnier
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Boulder Batholith
Analytical Data: ASSAY REPORT: AU - .005, TRACE, .01, .02 OZ/TON AG - .6, 2.0, .8, .2 OZ/TON CU .01% .01% .04%
Comment (Commodity): BISMUTH IS REPORTED TO BE IN THE AREA
Comment (Workings): SHAFT NO. 1 - 6 FT BY 4 FT, DEPTH UNDETERMINED SHAFT NO. 2 - 6 FEET BY 4 FT - DEPTH UNDETERMINED
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S
Reference (Deposit): 1951 DIREXPL USFS
Reference (Deposit): 1940 DIREXPL USFS
Reference (Deposit): FS FILES
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