The Boulder Iron Mine is a mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,079 feet.
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Elevation: 5,079 Feet (1,548 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.1747, -111.91220
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Boulder Iron Mine MRDS details
Primary: Boulder Iron Mine
Secondary: Boulder Deposit
District: Unorganized District
Land ownership: Federal
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.
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: D. E. Whittaker
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1977
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
Discovery Year: 1900
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): ABOUT 1900 A LARGE TONNAGE OF THIS ORE WAS SHIPPED FOR FLUX
Reference (Deposit): MONT BUREAU OF MINES BULLITON 16
Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS
Reference (Deposit): SAME PROPERTY AS 30-043-00562. MASFILE 30-043-0046, SEE ALSO
Reference (Deposit): 34.086
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