Golden Curry Mine

The Golden Curry Mine is a copper, gold, and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,401 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: Golden Curry Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Commodity: Copper, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.2844, -111.96060

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Golden Curry Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Curry Mine
Secondary: Sourdough
Secondary: Jacqueline
Secondary: Elkhorn (Golden Curry)
Secondary: Jacquemin


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Nickel
Tertiary: Silica
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elkhorn Mining District


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: Located Claim
Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Willington Rankin
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Box615 Helena Mt59601
Info Year: 1977

Owner Name: Louisa Rothfuss
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: 2100 Oregon Avenuebutte Montana 59701
Info Year: 1977


Production

Year: 1951
Time Period: 1902-1951
Mined: 10400.000 mt
Material type: ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Skarn Au
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1892
Discovery Year: 1890
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Skarn Au


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Structure: Extensive Folding Axis N-S With Prevailing Eastward Dip

Type: R
Structure: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Oxidation


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Magnetite
Unknown: Pyrrhotite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS

Reference (Deposit): 98000 TON SHIPPED IN 1890'S

Reference (Deposit): 1919 TPD=30 TONS

Reference (Deposit): USED AS FLUX FOR ASRCO

Reference (Deposit): IRON DEPOSITS IN MONT" MBMG IC-13BY V C DEMUNCK 1956

Reference (Deposit): METALIFEROUS DEP OF GREATER HELENMINING DIST" USGS B-842 19

Reference (Deposit): ORE DEPOSITS OF HELENA MINING RE-GION USGS B-527 1913

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER-292


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