The Champion Silver Mine is a gold mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,480 feet.
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Name: Champion Silver Mine
County: Deer Lodge
Elevation: 6,480 Feet (1,975 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.2342, -112.61110
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Champion Silver Mine MRDS details
Primary: Champion Silver Mine
County: Deer Lodge
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Environmental Factors): THERE WAS ONE DISCHARING ADIT IDENTIFIED AT THIS SITE. THE FLOW FROM THE ADIT WAS MEASURED AT 0.027 CFS, THE PH WAS 5.92, AND SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE WAS 540 UMHOS/CM. A STRONG HYDROGEN SULFIDE ODOR EMANATED FROM THE ADIT. THERE WAS AN UNNAMED TRIBUTARY TO OROFINO CREEK IDENTIFIED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SITE. SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE SITE. NO MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL EXCEEDANCES WERE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SITE. STREAM SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE ALSO COLLECTED FROM THE UNNAMED TRIBUTARY UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE SITE; OBSERVED RELEASES WERE DOCUMENTED FOR ARSENIC AND CHROMIUM THAT WERE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THIS SITE. THE WASTE ROCK CONTAINED NO ELEMENTS ELEVATED GREATER THAN THREE TIMES BACKGROUND.
Comment (Location): ALSO LOCATED IN SEC. 28.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 842, 1933, P. 113.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY MEMOIR 15, 9135, P. 20.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY MEMOIR 31, 9149, P. 20.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 95, 1975, P. 6.
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-49.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
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