Dunstone Mine

The Dunstone Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,601 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: Dunstone Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 46.28694, -111.94167

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Dunstone Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dunstone Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elkhorn Mining District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: S. C. And Marjorie Kennett

Owner Name: Elkhorn Consolidated, Inc.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1901
Discovery Year: 1900
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Elkhorn Anticline-North Plunging


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): SOME RICH GALENA ORE PRODUCED.


References

Reference (Deposit): ROBY, R.N., ACKERMAN, W.C., FULKERSON, F.B. AND CROWLEY, F.A., 1960, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS (EXCEPT FUELS) JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA: MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 16, P. 5

Reference (Production): ROBY, ETAL. 1960, P. 58


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