The Solar Silver Mine is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,480 feet.
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Elevation: 7,480 Feet (2,280 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.3319, -111.87940
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Solar Silver Mine MRDS details
Primary: Solar Silver Mine
Owner Name: Campioa Gold And Silver
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1977
Owner Name: Solar Silver Mines, Inc.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1977
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
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.
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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