The Sunnyside Mine is a gold, silver, lead, and copper mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,099 feet.
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Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper
Lat, Long: 45.92361, -112.02694
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Sunnyside Mine MRDS details
Primary: Sunnyside Mine
District: Whitehall (Cardwell) District
Land ownership: Federal
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Owner Name: Silver Basin Cons. Mining Co.
Years: 1935 -
Owner Name: Lester Lindquist
Home Office: Whitehall, Mt.
Years: 1958 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1929
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Bull Mountain
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: West Bull Mtn. Block
Description: Nw And Ne Trending Folds And Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Shale Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Deposit): THREE SMALL GOLD-BEARING VEINS.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS, 2 SHAFTS; CROSSCUTS, A 100 FOOT WINZE AND SEVERAL DRIFTS
Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 05-24-1963
Reference (Production): MBMG BULLETIN 16.
Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16.
Reference (Deposit): ROBY, R.N., ACKERMAN, W.C., FULKERSON, F.B., AND CROWLEY, F.A., 1960, MINE AND MINERAL DEPOSITS, JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA: MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 122 P.
Reference (Deposit): CROWLEY, 1950, MONT. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 14, P. 20.
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