Great Western

The Great Western is a mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,739 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: Great Western  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,739 Feet (2,054 Meters)

Commodity:

Lat, Long: 46.3025, -112.36920

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Satelite image of the Great Western

Great Western MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Great Western
Secondary: Red Rock Creek
Secondary: Iron Mountain
Secondary: Calvin Mine, Red Rock Creek
Secondary: Fox Mountain
Secondary: Calvin


Commodity

Tertiary: Silica
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Basin 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: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: L. G. Tomich
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1977

Owner Name: Carlson, A. F
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1977


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
Discovery Year: 1890
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: Barite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Magnetite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS

Reference (Deposit): SPOKANE FILE NUMBER 34-53


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