Liverpool Mine

The Liverpool Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 4,482 feet.

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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: Liverpool Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 4,482 Feet (1,366 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.48806, -111.99167

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Liverpool Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Liverpool Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Clancy-Lump Gulch District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Guffey, Ora B.
Home Office: Helena, Mt


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1893
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith, South-Trending Syncline In Elkhorn Mountains Volcanics

Type: L
Description: East-Trending Shear Zone


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): MINE NOT SHOWN ON CLANCY QUADRANGLE

Comment (Reserve-Resource): UNUSUALLY HIGH SILVER CONTENT OF ORE INDICATES SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF MUCH LOWER GRADE ORE MAY BE PRESENT BELOW OXIDIZED ZONE

Comment (Production): MOST ACTIVE PERIOD BETWEEN 1893 AND 1907. IF PRODUCTION FROM 1893 TO 1903 AVERAGED 500 ST/YR; PRODUCTION FOR THAT PERIOD COULD HAVE BEEN AS MUCH AS 400,000 TOZ AG AND 500,000 LB PB.

Comment (Workings): PROPERTY DEVELOPED BY 750 FT LIVERPOOL SHAFT AND NEARBY 250 FT WASHINGTON SHAFT. VEIN IN A SHEAR ZONE.

Comment (Geology): VEIN MAY BE A CONTINUATION OF THE LITTLE NELL VEIN WHICH CROPS OUT TO THE EAST AND THE MEADOW VEIN TO THE WEST


References

Reference (Deposit): ROBY, R. N., ACKERMAN, W. C., FULKERSON, F. B., AND CROWLEY, F. A., 1960, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS, JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONT.: MONT. BUREAU OF MINES GEOL. BULL. 16, 122 P.

Reference (Deposit): SMEDES, H. W., 1966, GEOLOGY AND IGNEOUS PETROLOGY OF THE NORTHERN ELKHORN MOUNTAINS, JEFFERSON AND BROADWATER COUNTIES, MONT.: U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 510, 116 P.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL. 16


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