Tourmaline Queen Mine

The Tourmaline Queen Mine is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,801 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: Tourmaline Queen Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.2575, -111.96060

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Tourmaline Queen Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tourmaline Queen Mine
Secondary: Queen
Secondary: Tourmaline Queen
Secondary: Tourmaline Gold Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson


Land Status

Land ownership: National Recreation Area
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

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Wade V. Lewis Estate
Company ID: 2401613
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1977

Owner Name: Galli Exploration Co.
Company ID: 2401613
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1977


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


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

Unknown: Actinolite
Unknown: Arsenopyrite
Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Pyrrhotite
Unknown: Tourmaline
Unknown: Epidote


Comments

Comment (Environmental Factors): NO MILL TAILINGS WERE OBSERVED AT THIS SITE DURING THE INVESTIGATION. NO DISCHARGING ADITS, FILLED SHAFTS, SEEPS, OR SPRINGS WERE IDENTIFIED. ELKHORN CREEK WAS FLOWING APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET FROM THE TOE OF THE WASTE ROCK DUMP. SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE SITE. CONTAMINANT CONCENTRATIONS WERE NOT ELEVATED IN THE DOWNSTREAM SAMPLES (SURFACE WATER OR SEDIMENT) WHEN COMPARED WITH THE UPSTREAM SAMPLES. NO HAZARDOUS MINE OPENINGS OR STRUCTURES WERE IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMAR REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-106.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960, P. 64.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY MEMOIR 31, 1950, P. 45.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY MEMOIR 20, 1940, P. 43.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 107, P. 10.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY, DIRECTORY OF MINING

Reference (Deposit): ENTERPRISES BULLETIN 111.

Reference (Deposit): MSHA REPORT DATAED APRIL 1981.


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