Montana

The Montana is a gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 6,601 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: Montana  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.2808, -111.94890

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Satelite image of the Montana

Montana MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Montana
Secondary: Heagen
Secondary: Elkhorn (Heagen)
Secondary: Birdseye
Secondary: Gold Hill
Secondary: Park


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elkhorn Mining 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: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Wb And Grace Crenshaw
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Boulder, Mt
Info Year: 1977


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Skarn Au
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1906
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Skarn Au


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Structure: Extensive Folding Axis N-S With Prevailing Eastward Dip.

Type: R
Structure: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Oxidation


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrrhotite
Unknown: Magnetite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULLETIN-16

Reference (Deposit): BEING ACTIVELY DEVELOPED BY W. CRENSHAW WHO SANK 35'SHAFT,

Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS


Colorized Mining Photos

Drumlummon Mine at Marysville, Montana late 1880s

Western Mining History's collection of colorized mining photos includes incredible scenes from Montana: Best Historical Photos: Colorized Mining Scenes.