Mount Washington

The Mount Washington is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,981 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: Mount Washington  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,981 Feet (1,823 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.3606, -112.13670

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Mount Washington MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mount Washington
Secondary: Deer Tunnel
Secondary: Washington


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Colorado


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: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Clarence S. Renouard
Percent: 99.00
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1978


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


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: Arsenopyrite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Tetrahedrite


Comments

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


References

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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