Independents Nos. 3 & 4

The Independents Nos. 3 & 4 is a iron mine located in Fergus county, Montana at an elevation of 4,649 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: Independents Nos. 3 & 4  

State:  Montana

County:  Fergus

Elevation: 4,649 Feet (1,417 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron

Lat, Long: 47.2453, -109.23580

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Satelite image of the Independents Nos. 3 & 4

Independents Nos. 3 & 4 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Independents Nos. 3 & 4


Primary: Iron


State: Montana
County: Fergus

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Missouri Plateau, Unglaciated

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): USBM 1C 8229, 1964, P44

Reference (Deposit): USBM 1C 7544, 1950.