Elkhorn Queen

The Elkhorn Queen is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,362 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: Elkhorn Queen  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,362 Feet (1,939 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 46.2467, -111.94560

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Elkhorn Queen MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elkhorn Queen


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson


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.


Holdings

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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. THERE WERE NO DISCHARGING ADITS, FILLED SHAFTS, SEEPS, OR SPRINGS IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE. THE SOUTH FORK OF QUEEN GULCH WAS THE NEAREST SURFACE WATER TO THE SITE, WHICH WAS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1,000 FEET TO THE NORTH. NO SURFACE WATER OR SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED DUE TO THE LACK OF A DIRECT RUNOFF ROUTE. POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE INCLUDED AN OPEN SHAFT (WITH A HEADFRAME AND LOADOUT STRUCTURE) AND AN ADIT.


References

Reference (Deposit): P. 70 AND 82.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 292, 1957,

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 30, 1962, P. 25.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960, P. 61.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY IC 20, 1957, P. 21.

Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-105.

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


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