The Morning Glory is a silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver
Lat, Long: 46.3181, -112.24310
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Morning Glory MRDS details
Primary: Morning Glory
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): THE TAILINGS OXIDIZED ZONE, RANGING 2 TO 4 FEET DEEP, CONTAINED SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER CONCENTRATIONS OF ARSENIC AND LEAD THAN THE UNDERLYING REDUCED ZONE. THERE WERE NO ADIT DISCHARGES, SEEPS OR SPRINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SITE. CATARACT CREEK FLOWED ALONG THE BASE OF THE WASTE ROCK DUMPS AND TAILINGS IMPOUNDMENT. NO SURFACE WATER SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED DUE TO THE HIGH DILUTION EFFECT FROM THE CREEK. SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE SITE, AS WELL AS IN UNCLE SAM CREEK, JUST ABOVE ITS CONFLUENCE WITH CATARACT CREEK. THE DOWNSTREAM SAMPLE SHOWED SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN ARSENIC, CADMIUM, COBALT, COPPER, LEAD, AND ZINC CONCENTRATIONS, BUT DUE TO THE VERY HIGH CONCENTRATONS FOUND IN THE UNCLE SAM CREEK SAMPLE, NO OBSERVED RELEASE COULD BE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THIS SITE. THE CRYSTAL MINE WAS SITUATED ON THE HEADQUARTERS OF UNCLE SAM CREEK AND WAS PROBABLY THE SOURCE OF CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN THE UNCLE SAM CREEK SAMPLE.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-93.
Reference (Deposit): MONTATA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960,
Reference (Deposit): P. 35, ROBY-ETAL.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 428, P. 88,
Reference (Deposit): PLATE 15, 1963, BECRAFT-ETAL.
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