Golden Thread Mine

The Golden Thread Mine is a lead 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: Golden Thread Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson


Commodity: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.31222, -112.17917

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Golden Thread Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Thread Mine


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


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

Land Status

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Owner Name: Gorden Giulio
Home Office: Box 130, Boulder, Mt.


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholiith


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

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold


Comment (Location): LAT AND LONG ARE GENERAL.


Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 10, P. 27.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, PL. 1.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 102.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16; P. 102.

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