Dailey Copper Mine

The Dailey Copper Mine is a copper mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,249 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: Dailey Copper Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,249 Feet (1,600 Meters)

Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 46.3508, -112.10280

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Dailey Copper Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dailey Copper Mine
Secondary: Daily
Secondary: Custer & M.S.
Secondary: Atlas


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


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.


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): DEPOSIT ALSO IN SW 1/4 OF SECTION 15


Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL. 16, 1960, P. 50

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, L963, P.77 AND PLATE 1 LOCATION NO. 70.

Colorized Mining Photos

Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

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