Transit Mines

The Transit Mines is a gold and silver mine located in Lewis and Clark 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: Transit Mines  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark


Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.46278, -112.25250

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Transit Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Transit Mines


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc


State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Rimini 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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Owner Name: H. G. Kleinschmidt
Home Office: Box 145, Helena Mt.

Owner Name: Ray Jensen
Home Office: Box 246, Fairfield Mt.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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

Type: L
Description: Lee Mountain-Valley Forge Shear Zone


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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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold


Comment (Location): ABOUT 1.8 KM ESE LEE MOUNTAIN. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1954)


Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 10, P. 35.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, PL. 1.