Copper King Prospect

The Copper King Prospect is a gold and silver 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: Copper King Prospect  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.28694, -112.21389

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Satelite image of the Copper King Prospect

Copper King Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper King Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Silica
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 24 OZ/TON AG, $1.60/TON AU, 94% SILICA (SORTED ORE)
Analytical Data: ASSAY REPORTS


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Quartz
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): $.15 PER UNIT BONUS FOR SILICA CONTENT OVER 75% ON ORE, USED FOR CONVERTER LINING AT COPPER SMELTER

Comment (Production): SOME ORE WAS SHIPPED.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL, 16, P. 28.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL, 527, P. 122.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL, 842, P. 296.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 28.


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