Smith Prospect

The Smith Prospect is a tungsten and silver mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 7,999 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: Smith Prospect  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Commodity: Tungsten, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.1925, -113.10083

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Smith Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Smith Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge
District: Olson Gulch 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Cliff Smith
Home Office: Anaconda, Mt.


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
Physiographic Detail: Flint Creek Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: N Hasmark Faulted Contact With Madison Lst., Granodiorite Intrusion 0.5 Mile S Of Claims


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Marble
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Marble
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Workings): 5 BULLDOZER CUTS, 20FT ADIT, SEVERAL PITS, CAVED SHAFT.

Comment (Production): 30 ST OF HANDPICKED ORE CONTAINING 0.4% W03 WAS TREATED IN A MILL NEAR HALL, MONT.

Comment (Deposit): OLD SHAFT SUNK FOR SILVER.

Comment (Location): LAT LONG ARE ON MAIN DIGGINGS. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1971)


References

Reference (Production): USBM REP INVES 5612.

Reference (Deposit): USBM REP INVES 5612, P. 2, 43, 45, 52


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