The (Facility) Anaconda Reduction Smelter is a mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 5,400 feet.
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Name: (Facility) Anaconda Reduction Smelter
County: Deer Lodge
Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.1142, -112.91310
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(Facility) Anaconda Reduction Smelter MRDS details
Primary: (Facility) Anaconda Reduction Smelter
Secondary: Anaconda Reduction Dept Smelter
Secondary: Anaconda Smelter
County: Deer Lodge
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Smelter
Operation Type: Processing Plant
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): SLAG DUMP; UNDER MAS SEQ #0300230123.
Comment (Workings): CERCLA (SUPERFUND) SITE LISTED ON NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST (NPL), OCT. 14, 1992. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS INCLUDE COPPER SMELTING WASTES. REMEDIATION EFFORTS-CLEANUP PROGRESSING AND CONTINUING. CONTRIBUTOR TO MILLTOWN DAM SUPERFUND SITE, MISSOULA COUNTY LAT. N. 46-52-17, LON. W. 113-53-26.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. MEMOIR 20, 1940, P. 19.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. MEMOIR 15, 1935, P. 18.
Reference (Deposit): 1975 E/MJ INTL MINING DIRECTORY P155.
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