Minah Mine

The Minah Mine is a silver, gold, and lead 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: Minah Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.36528, -112.13361

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Minah Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Minah Mine
Secondary: Mina Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Colorado (Corbin-Wickes) 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: R. T. Nagle
Home Office: C/O Edith Briscoe, Helena, Mt.

Owner Name: Joseph T. Farrow
Home Office: 2420 Fir St., Butte, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1864
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Dacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)

Comment (Development): 8 LODE CLAIMS, 1 PLACER CLAIM, 1 MILL SITE : IRON DOLLAR, ANNIE B., MINAH, HILLSIDE, IOWA, SAN PEDRO AND MILL SITE, MINAH EAST, HOMESTAKE, AND A PLACER.

Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS, FOUR MAIN LEVELS


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 51-2.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 118.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 245.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 36, 40, 53, 69, 74, PL. 1.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 10, P. 29.

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 527, P. 118; MBMG BULL 16, P. 109.


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