Elkhorn Peak Iron

The Elkhorn Peak Iron is a mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 8,520 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: Elkhorn Peak Iron  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 8,520 Feet (2,597 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.3114, -111.92470

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Satelite image of the Elkhorn Peak Iron

Elkhorn Peak Iron MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elkhorn Peak Iron
Secondary: Iron Mine


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Golconda District


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Herman Ingman Et Al
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1977

Owner Name: Floyd C Hysell
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1977


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1890
Discovery Year: 1887
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Silver
Unknown: Magnetite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 2 LS SEPTUMS MINED. SEVERAL THOUSAND TONS SHIPPED ABOUT 1900, 75-


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS OFR 78-325

Reference (Deposit): WFOC MPF NO. 0300430048

Reference (Deposit): MINES&MINERALS JEFF.CO. ROBY,ACH-ERMAN,FULKERSON,CROWLEY MBM

Reference (Deposit): GEO RELATIONS OF ORE DEP IN THE ELKHORN MTNS,MONT STONE USG

Reference (Deposit): IRON DEPOSITS IN MONTANA V.C. DE-MUNCK MBMG IC-13 1956

Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS


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