Solar Silver Mine

The Solar Silver Mine is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,480 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: Solar Silver Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,480 Feet (2,280 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 46.3319, -111.87940

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Solar Silver Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Solar Silver Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Type: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Campioa Gold And Silver
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1977

Owner Name: Solar Silver Mines, Inc.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1977


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
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

Not available


Comments

Comment (Environmental Factors): NO MILL TAILINGS WERE OBSERVED AT THIS SITE DURING THE INVESTIGATION. ONE DISCHARGING ADIT WAS OBSERVED AT THE SITE. THE DISCHARGE EVENTUALLY FLOWED INTO AN UNNAMED TRIBUTARY OF MIDDLE FORK WARM SPRINGS CREEK. MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS FOR ARSENIC AND CADMIUM WERE EXCEEDED IN THE ADIT DISCHARGE. THE PH MEASUREMENT IN THE DISCHARGE WAS 6.94. MIDDLE FORK WARM SPRINGS CREEK FLOWED DIRECENTLY ADJACENT TO THE WASTE ROCK DUMP. OBSERVED RELEASES TO THE CREEK WERE DOCUMENTED FOR ARSENIC, LEAD, AND ZINC. THE MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL FOR CADMIUM WAS EXCEEDED IN THE DOWNSTREAM SAMPLE; HOWEVER, THE EXCEEDANCE WAS NOT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SITE. ONE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS OPEN ADIT WAS IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 107, P. 10.

Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-82.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES


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