The Minah is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,679 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: 5,679 Feet (1,731 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 46.3633, -112.12920
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Minah MRDS details
Land ownership: Unknown
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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): THE MINAH MINE BECAME PART OF THE MONTANA TUNNELS PROJECT IN 1989. ALL FEATURES OF THE MINAH MINE HAVE BEEN OBLITERATED; CONSEQUENTLY, NO SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED DURING THE INVESTIGATION.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY UNPUBLISHED FILE DATA.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 4359, 1948, LORAIN & HUNDHAUSEN.
Reference (Deposit): BECRAFT-ETAL.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 428, 1963, P. 74,
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 842, 1933, P. 243, PARDEE &
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY MEMOIR 31, 1950, P. 42.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY IC 20, 1957, P. 23.
Reference (Deposit): P. 51, ROBY-ETAL.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960,
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-103.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
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