The East Helena Plant Asarco is a silver mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 3,901 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.
Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver
Lat, Long: 46.5889, -111.91670
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East Helena Plant Asarco MRDS details
Primary: East Helena Plant Asarco
County: Lewis and Clark
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Processing Plant
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Environmental Factors): CERCLA (SUPERFUND) SITE LISTED ON NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST (NPL), OCT. 14, 1992, ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS INCLUDE LEAD SMELTING WASTE.
Reference (Deposit): OPERATIONS. JUNE 20, 1992, P. 3.
Reference (Deposit): MINE-TONNES/YR- ORE= LEACH= WASTE=
Reference (Deposit): PLANT- TYPE=SMELTER TONNES/YR- INPUT=318M OUTPUT=
Reference (Deposit): EMPLOYMENT- MINE= PLANT=120 1975
Reference (Deposit): PRODUCTS- SILVER, LEAD, COPPER, GOLD
Reference (Deposit): 1975 E/MJ INTL MINING DIRECTORY P154.
Reference (Deposit): ASSOCIATED PRESS. STATE SEEKS MORE DAMAGES FROM FIRM.
Reference (Deposit): MIS., 4-2-92.
Reference (Deposit): GRAND FORKS TRIBUNE. ASARCO'S EARNINGS FORCING LAYOFFS.
Reference (Deposit): JUNE 15, 1992.
Reference (Deposit): SKILLINGS MINING REVIEW. ASARCO CONSOLIDATES U.S. LEAD