The Luke Quarry is a silica mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana.
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Name: Luke Quarry
County: Deer Lodge
Lat, Long: 46.17722, -113.05194
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Luke Quarry MRDS details
Primary: Luke Quarry
County: Deer Lodge
District: Blue Eyed Nellie District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: The Anaconda Co.
Home Office: Hennessy Bldg., Butte, Mt.
Owner Name: Montana Ores, Inc.
Home Office: 110 W. Third St., Anaconda, Mt.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): LOCATION WAS GIVEN TO NEAREST QUARTER SECTION. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 100, P. 379
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 88, P. 35.
Reference (Deposit): USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOKS, 1965.
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