The Enterprise is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,060 feet.
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Elevation: 7,060 Feet (2,152 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.3972, -112.29220
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Enterprise MRDS details
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Environmental Factors): NO MILL TAILINGS WERE OBSERVED AT THIS SITE DURING THE INVESITGATION. ONE DISCHARGING ADIT WAS IDENTIFIED. MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS WERE EXCEEDED FOR ARSENIC, COPPER, CADMIUM, AND ANTIMONY IN THE DISCHARGE. THE PH MEASUREMENT IN THE ADIT DISCHARGE WAS 2.9. THE DISCHARGE ENTERED BASIN CREEK DOWNSTREAM FROM THE SITE. SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED FROM BASIN CREEK UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE ADIT DISCHARGE CONFLUENCE. OBSERVED RELEASES TO BASIN CREEK (SEDIMENT) WERE DOCUMENTED FOR ARSENIC, LEAD, AND ANTIMONY, WHICH WERE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SITE. NO HAZARDOUS MINE OPENINGS WERE IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960, P. 29.
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-87.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
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