The Bullion is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,461 feet.
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Elevation: 7,461 Feet (2,274 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 46.3544, -112.29220
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Bullion 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:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Environmental Factors): THERE WERE TWO DISCHARGING ADITS ON-SITE. ONE ENTERED SURFACE WATER AND WAS SAMPLED. THIS DISCHARGE HAD A FLOW RATE OF APPROXIMATELY 7 GPM, A PH OF 2.292, AND A SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE OF 2,610 UMHOS/CM. THIS DISCHARGE EXCEEDED MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS FOR ARSENIC, CADMIUM, COPPER, NICKEL, AND ANTIMONY. THE TRIBUTARY OF JACK CREEK RECEIVED THE ADIT DISCHARGE AND FLOWED THROUGH THE TAILINGS. OBSERVED RELEASES WERE DOCUMENTED FOR ARSENIC, CADMIUM, COPPER, LEAD, AND ZINC. ARSENIC AND CADMIUM EXCEEDED MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS IN THE DOWNSTREAM SURFACE WATER SAMPLE. OBSERVED RELEASES TO THE STREAM SEDIMENTS WERE ALSO DOCUMENTED FOR ARSENIC, COPPER, LEAD, ANTIMONY, AND ZINC. THERE WERE NO HAZARDOUS OPENINGS ON-SITE.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX GRADES FROM B-002, PRODUCTION STATISTICS. RESOURCE QUANTITIES ESTIMATED BY EVALUATOR
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960, P. 25,
Reference (Deposit): ROBY-ETAL.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 30, 1962, P. 22,
Reference (Deposit): YOUNG-ETAL.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1151, 1963, P. 101, RUPPEL.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY UNPUBLISHED FILE DATA.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MACH 1994, P. 5-83.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY MEMOIR 15, 1935, P. 28.
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