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Silver Reef Mine

The Silver Reef Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,998 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: Silver Reef Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Deer Lodge

Elevation: 6,998 Feet (2,133 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.1717, -113.21890

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Satelite image of the Silver Reef Mine

Silver Reef Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Reef Mine


Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


State: Montana
County: Deer Lodge

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF. PAPER 78, 1913 P.237

Reference (Deposit): MBM G MEM 15, 1935 P.20

Reference (Deposit): MGM & G BULL 95, 1975 P7

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