The Mount Washington is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,981 feet.
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Elevation: 5,981 Feet (1,823 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 46.3606, -112.13670
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Mount Washington MRDS details
Primary: Mount Washington
Secondary: Deer Tunnel
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.
Owner Name: Clarence S. Renouard
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1978
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): TAILINGS WERE ACTIVELY ERODING INTO THIS TRIBUTARY OF SPRING CREEK. TWO ADIT DISCHARGES WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SITE, MAKING UP ALL OF THE FLOW OF THIS TRIBUTARY OF SPRING CREEK DURING MID-SUMMARY, LOW-FLOW CONDITIONS. BOTH ADIT DISCHARGES EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL FOR ARSENIC. THIS TRIBUTARY TO SPRING CREEK FLOWED INTERMITTENTLY ABOVE THE ADIT DISCHARGES, AND BELOW IT FLOWED THROUGH THE WASTE ROCK AND TAILINGS. OBSERVED RELEASES WERE OBSERVED FOR ARSENIC, LEAD, AND ZINC. THE UPGRADIENT SURFACE WATER SAMPLE INDICATED THE RESENCE OF AN UPGRADIENT CONTAMINANT SOURCE.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX GRADES FROM SUGS PP 428 P.73-74. RES. QUANT. ESTIMATED BY EVALUATOR
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-101.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 428, 1963,
Reference (Deposit): P. 73-74, PLATES 1 AND 10, LCN. #48.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 842, 1933, P. 236-237.
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