Blizzard Mine

The Blizzard Mine is a gold, silver, 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: Blizzard Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.36028, -112.14111

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Blizzard Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blizzard Mine


Commodity

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


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: C. S. And Alice Renquard
Home Office: Butte, Mt.

Owner Name: Charles F. Hendrickson
Home Office: Corbin


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1888
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

Type: L
Description: Fault Plane Dips 45-85n And Offsets Ore Vein


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritized


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: KNOPF, A., 1913, U.S.G.S. BULL. NO. 527, P. 111.
Analytical Data: .3 OZ/TON AU, 14 OZ/TON AG, 8.5% PB, 1.3% CU (1911 ASSAY)
Analytical Data: .1-.8 OZ/TON AU, 10-60 OZ/TON AG, 6-20% PB (ASSAYS OF OLD WORKINGS)


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Pyrolusite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Rhodochrosite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :41, 00 (1950)

Comment (Reserve-Resource): ORE ABOVE #8 ADIT.

Comment (Production): $150,000 IN AU, AG, AND PB ORE BETWEEN 1888-1906. BECRAFT QUOTES PRODUCTION FIGURES SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THOSE GIVEN ABOVE. ZINC PRODUCTION FOR 1946 AND 1949.

Comment (Deposit): ALL VEINS ARE IN STEEPLY DIPPING FISSURES. AG-PB-ZN ORE MINED IN MIDDLE VEIN ON LOWER ADIT. N VEIN CONTAINS CU-AG-AU.

Comment (Workings): TWO CAVED SHAFTS, TWO CROSSCUT ADITS, STOPES

Comment (Development): 6 PATENTED CLAIMS: BLIZZARD, BLIZZARD #2, DEER, DEER EXTENSION, WICKES, HOUGHTON.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 49, 108.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 111

Reference (Reserve-Resource): MBMG BULL 16, P. 49.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 428, P 75

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 242.


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