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Blue Eyed Nellie Creek Quarry

The Blue Eyed Nellie Creek Quarry is a silica mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,201 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: Blue Eyed Nellie Creek Quarry  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Commodity: Silica

Lat, Long: 46.17528, -113.06611

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Satelite View

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Satelite image of the Blue Eyed Nellie Creek Quarry

Blue Eyed Nellie Creek Quarry MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Eyed Nellie Creek Quarry


Primary: Silica


State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Blue Eyed Nellie District

Land Status

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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
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Quartzite


Comment (Reserve-Resource): MBMG BULL 84

Comment (Workings): LARGE PIT


Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 84, P. 15,52-53

Reference (Production): EARLL, 1972, MBMG BULL 84 P. 53

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